India's fertilizer supply is in short supply, and government rationing is inevitable


 Indian rural areas are busy with winter planting, but farmers have encountered great problems, and there is a shortage of chemical fertilizers in many places. Fertilizers are all sold out in local agricultural supplies stores. Farmers cannot buy chemical fertilizers, and the government's chemical fertilizer supply points can only sell a small amount of chemical fertilizers to farmers on a quota basis, which makes farmers very anxious.

There are many villages in the town of Kurjia in northern India. The local farmers mainly grow wheat, rice and sugar cane for their livelihoods. Recently, chemical fertilizers are in short supply in various parts of India, and chemical fertilizers have become very scarce in the Kur family. Outside the government's fertilizer sales point, many anxious farmers gathered, and police were also arranged in the yard to maintain law and order. Farmers said that to buy chemical fertilizers, you must rely on land deeds and ID cards. One land deed can only buy two bags of chemical fertilizer, a total of 100 kilograms. Only about 150 people have the opportunity to buy fertilizer every day. Many people line up here early in the morning for several days in a row. However, even if you buy chemical fertilizers, it is far from meeting actual needs.

Farmers say that depending on the crop, one acre of land requires 20-40 kilograms of fertilizer. Now the most scarce chemical fertilizer is diammonium phosphate, which is the main fertilizer for winter crops. The distributors in the local grain trading market believe that insufficient supply of chemical fertilizers will lead to a reduction in production in the coming year. The prices of agricultural products next year are likely to fluctuate greatly.

The dealer staff said, "Without chemical fertilizers, farmers will not have a good harvest. Next year, the number of crops on the market will drop sharply, and the people will have to pay higher prices for grains."

Local Indian media reported that India is now experiencing a tight supply of chemical fertilizers, mainly because the price of chemical fertilizers has risen by more than 50% in the 18 months since the price of international chemical fertilizer raw materials has risen. The new crown pneumonia epidemic has also led to a decline in India's fertilizer production. From April to July this year, India’s local production of urea and diammonium phosphate fell by 3.9% and 12.3%, respectively. Finally, due to poor domestic transportation, India’s fertilizer supply was directly affected. According to Indian news reports, during the summer agricultural work period this year, India's fertilizer demand has been 13.6% higher than the supply. At present, the Indian government has urgently connected more than 50 fertilizer plants with more than 1,000 truck loading points across the country to ensure the transportation of fertilizers. In addition, the Indian government will increase its fertilizer imports by 30% to meet domestic fertilizer demand.

Remember to introduce "In view of the extremely tight supply of chemical fertilizers in rural areas across India, the Indian government previously allocated a special fund of approximately RMB 24.5 billion for the production and supply of chemical fertilizers throughout India."