Bengaluru: Opposition leader in the Assembly Siddaramaiah, in a letter urged Chief minister BS Yediyurappa to ensure the supply of fertilizer to farmers. Siddaramaiah in his letter said that as the sowing season begins farmers in many parts of the state are facing difficulties as fertilizer outlets do not have adequate stock. Siddaramaiah further added, "Usually, there is a requirement of 8,50,000 metric tonnes of urea during this season, and as per the government website 8,95,221 metric tonnes has been distributed, from May 1 to September 6." "There are still 1,88,996 metric tonnes pending for distribution as of September 6. However, farmers, unable to get fertilizer, are resorting to protests,” Siddaramaiah mentioned in his letter.
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