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CM directs to rationalize fertilizer dealership

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Guwahati, September 3 (NKTV): With a view to streamline fertilizer distribution system in the state, Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma held a meeting with representatives of fertilizer companies including BVFCL, IFFCO etc. in the presence of Agriculture Minister Atul Bora at Assam Administrative Staff College in Guwahati today.

While taking stock of the present status of fertilizer distribution in the state, the Chief Minister stressed on rationalizing distribution of dealership of fertilizer and setting up of rake points at railway stations. He asked the fertilizer companies to visit the sites to be identified by the State government for development as rake points within 7 days and make suggestions for improvement of the points wherever necessary.

The Chief Minister further directed the Agriculture Department to develop an integrated online system to monitor the distribution of fertilizer by the companies upto the point of retailers.

The CM said that from now onwards allotment of fertilizer will be made by the government as per requirements prepared by the District Agricultural Officers and accordingly the companies will distribute fertilizer to the districts. He also asked the department to hold State level Fertilizer Distribution Meeting every month to sort out all issues related to fertilizer distribution.

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