Locals seize six trucks carrying chemical fertilizers in Birgunj

Published On: August 15, 2022 11:45 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

BIRGUNJ, August 15: Locals have seized six trucks loaded with chemical fertilizers from Bhutandevi-based province office store of the Agriculture Inputs Company Limited. 

Irate local farmers took control of the chemical fertilizers being transported to other districts in protest of not easily accessing the fertilizers. 

Birgunj Metropolis Mayor Rajesh Man Singh, who reached there after the seizure of loaded trucks by farmers, stated that he would take initiatives to increase the quota of chemical fertilizers in the district. 

On the issue, locals held discussion with mayor Singh and Agriculture Inputs Company Province Office Birgunj chief Chandra Prakash Chaulagain, among others. 

The provincial office of the company has been distributing fertilizers in Parsa. Though farmers here require 8,000 metric tons of chemical fertilizers, the metropolis has set a limited quota of 800 metric tons, locals complained.


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