Amount of stored urea is 475,000 tons against a possible demand of 70,000 tons in April, says minister.

Agriculture Minister Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque on Monday told Parliament that there is sufficient stock of fertilizer in the country against the demand.

The amount of stocked fertilizer is enough against the demand.

There is no shortage he said, replying to a starred question from ruling party MP Nurunnabi Chowdhury (Bhola-3).

The minister placed a statistic in the House over the stock of different fertilizers till March 22, 2022, and their demands in April.

The amount of stored urea is 475,000 tons against the possible demand of 70,000 tons in April.

Besides, the stock of TSP is 186,000 tons against the demand of 22,000 tons.

While MOP is 341,000 tons against the demand of 21,000 tons and DAP 389,000 tons against the demand of 51000 tons.

Dr Razzaque said the production in the country’s different fertilizer factories and the import of fertilizers will also continue.

It was estimated that the demand for urea is 2,600,000 tons in the country in the 2021-22 fiscal year.

While that for TSP is 750,000 tons, MOP is 750,000 tons and DAP is 1,650,000 tons, he said.

Alongside the local production, BCIC, BADC and private firms are importing the necessary amount of fertilizers.

The country, as per the estimated demand, the minister added.

Meanwhile, Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury told Parliament that some Tk832 crore.

Was collected as land development taxes in the last fiscal year 2020-21 through the land offices across the country.

The amount was only Tk24 crore in the 2008-09 fiscal year.

He said replying to a scripted question from AL MP Mamunur Rashid Kiron (Noakhali-3).

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