Plan underway to import 2M tonnes of fertilizer, 35,000 tonnes of pesticides in coming FY

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The photo shows two farmers spreading fertilizer in a rice field.

According to the Urea Fertilizer Purchasing and Distribution Steering Committee, a total of two million tonnes of fertilizer and 35,000 tonnes of pesticides will be imported in the 2024-2025 financial year.

The committee has already acquired import licences, and it will distribute and sell the imported fertilizers and pesticides to farmers with affordable prizes before the farming season.

A total of 4,900 tonnes of urea fertilizer and 21,000 tonnes of compound fertilizer will be supplied to 12 regions and states including the Nay Pyi Taw Council Area during winter oil crops projects.  In the summer paddy project, over 36,000 tonnes of urea and 36,000 tonnes of compound fertilizer are scheduled to be used for 720,000 acres of farmlands in six regions and states including Nay Pyi Taw. Similarly, over 37,000 tonnes of urea and 37,000 tonnes of compound fertilizer will be used in more than 740,000 acres of monsoon paddy in 10 regions and states including Nay Pyi Taw. The projects will use financial support provided by the State Economic Promotion Fund.

The import permits for two million tonnes of fertilizers and 37,000 tonnes of pesticides have been approved in the current 2023-2024 financial year, according to the committee.  — TWA/MKKS/TH

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