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ISLAMABAD: In the wake of plans to fulfill the demand of urea fertilizer during the coming Rabi sowing season, a consultative meeting was held here under the chairmanship of Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar, Federal Minister for Industries and Production Wednesday morning, said a press release issued on Wednesday.

The meeting was attended by representatives of fertilizer industry, senior officials of the Petroleum Division, the Finance Division, and the Ministry of National Food Security and Research. The chair was told that projected requirement of urea fertilizer is estimated at around 3.2 MMT for Rabi season 2021-22.

However, urea demand would be met by domestic production, officials apprised the minister.

The minister directed the officials of the Petroleum Division to ensure the supply of RLNG/gas to fertilizer plants in order to meet the target of local production of urea fertilizer.

He said that this would ensure the timely availability of fertilizer to farmers and enhance the agricultural output to meet the requirement of food crops in the country.

The minister also noted that domestic production of urea fertilizers would slashed the urea imports thus, had huge relief on import bill and balance of payments, moreover, it will ensure availability of fertilizer for farmers at affordable prices.—PR

Copyright Business Recorder, 2021

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