Srinagar, March 14: G.N.Malik, State Secretary CPI(M), J&K, has expressed concern over the non-availability of fertilizers, pesticides and spray oil at a time when the farmers and growers are highly in need of these items in valley. The news report recently published in various newspapers stating that lakhs of tons of fertilizers for transportation to Kashmir has been pending dumped at Railway Station Udhampur. No concrete measures have been taken to carry out the dumped fertilizers to the valley as a result of which the farming community has been facing hardships which is bound to affect adversely the productivity there. Time and again the government has been assuring that fertilizers testing laboratories would be established to check the inflow of sub-standard fertilizers and pesticides into the valley but the same has not been implemented on ground so far.
Malik demanded that the administration should take urgent and every possible step to mobilize all the resources to lift and transport the fertilizers, pesticides and spray oil to Kashmir valley without any further delay so that farmers and growers are able to utilize the agriculture inputs well in time. (CNS)