Islamabad September 9, 2021: In the wake of plans to fulfill the demand of urea fertilizer during the coming rabi sowing season, the consultative meeting was held here under the chairmanship of Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar, Federal Minister for Industries and Production this morning.
Ministry of National Food Security and Research projected requirement of urea fertiliser is estimated around 3.2 MMT for rabi season 2021-22. However, urea demand would be met by domestic production, officials apprised the Minister.
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The Minister directed the officials of Petroleum Division to ensure the supply of RLNG/gas to Agri Tech and FATIMA Fertilizer plants in order to meet the target of local production of urea fertiliser. He said that this would ensure the timely availability of fertiliser 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 fertiliser for farmers at affordable prices.
The meeting was attended by representatives of fertiliser industry, senior officials of Petroleum Division, Finance Division and Ministry of National Food Security & Research.