KATHMANDU, Aug 3: The Finance Committee of the House of Representatives (HoR) recently convened a meeting to address the pressing issue of fertilizer demand and supply in the country. During the meeting, the committee confirmed the data on the actual demand for fertilizers and acknowledged the existing gap between demand and supply.
The agricultural sector is the backbone of Nepal's economy, employing a significant portion of the population and contributing to food security and economic growth. However, farmers in the country have long faced a perennial challenge – the unavailability of chemical fertilizers when they need them the most, leading to suboptimal harvests and hampering their livelihoods.
BIRGUNJ, Feb 28: Next year too, there will be a shortage of chemical fertilizers again during the paddy plantation season. As the process of purchasing fertilizers is long and takes a lot of time, if the bidding process for purchasing fertilizers is not started immediately, there will be a shortage of fertilizers in the coming mid-July to mid-September period, according to the Krishi Samagri Company Limited (KSCL). The company has received 0.1 million metric tons of chemical fertilizers in the seven months of the current fiscal year 2079/80 which is stored at the Madhesh Province Office Birgunj, Parsa.
KATHMANDU, Nov 18:The government is making preparations to import 50,000 metric tons of chemical fertilizers for winter crops such as maize and paddy. The Agriculture Inputs Company Limited, which has been authorized by the government to finalize the deal, said that a Singaporean company named Swiss Singapore has been selected through a public tender called last month. However, the contract agreement with the company is yet to be finalized.
BIRGUNJ, August 16: The Birgunj Metropolitan City (BMC) has decided to provide 10,000 sacks of urea fertilizers to the farmers in Parsa. Chief Administrative Officer at BMC, Laxmi Poudel, and Chief of Province Office of Agriculture Input Ltd, Chandra Prasad Chaulagain, signed a four-point agreement to this regard on Monday.
KATHMANDU, July 15: While the rice transplantation season has already begun, the government is just giving assurances to farmers to make adequate supply of chemical fertilizers instead of acting promptly to maintain the supply.
MORANG, July 12: Farmers of the province are facing the same problem every year during the paddy transplantation season. The farmers, who have been demanding timely fertilizers and adequate irrigation for years, have received nothing but assurances.
KATHMANDU, July 4: Members of the National Assembly, the upper House of the federal parliament, have drawn the government’s attention to the problem faced by the farmers due to the shortage of chemical fertilizers. Today, in the special sitting of the Upper House, MP Anita Devkota objected that the budget was spent in an unorganized manner.
ROLPA,July 16: Ever since the onset of monsoon, farmers in the district are worried due to the lack of chemical fertilizers. At a time when shortage of fertilizers has become a daily dose of news, it’s reported that a consignment of chemical fertilizers which was meant for Rolpa and was on the way to the district was vanished mid-way by the middlemen. As many as 100 sacs of fertilizers that were supposed to arrive in the district have gone ‘missing’. Similarly, there are no records as to how and where 150 bags of fertilizers brought in the district earlier were sold.
BIRATNAGAR, June 19: Province 1 lawmaker Bimal karki has said that the shipment of fertilizers will be stolen mid-way similar to the incident in Dhading that took place on Saturday if the government fails to immediately provide fertilizers to farmers.
KATHMANDU, June 17: Salt Trading Corporation Limited (STCL) and Krishi Samagri Company Chitwan have said that they will begin distributing chemical fertilizers to farmers from June 20. The distribution of fertilizers is expected to provide some relief to the farmers who are facing the plantation season.
KATHMANDU, June 14: At a time when there is an intense demand from across the country, including the voices raised in parliament for guarantee of chemical fertilizers to the farmers in the wake of the monsoon, the Salt Trading Corporation Ltd has said it had begun importing chemical fertilizers
KATHMANDU, June 13: A member of the House of Representatives Sanjay Kumar Gautam has stressed the need for resolving the surge in the prices of seeds, fertilizers, and petroleum products along with other problems faced by farmers.
KATHMANDU, June 12: Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR), Agni Prasad Sapkota has drawn the government’s attention toward the crisis of chemical fertilizers during the major agricultural season and urged it to address the issue promptly.
KATHMANDU, June 8: The government of Nepal is preparing to bring 80,000 metric tons of fertilizer from India. The government, which has extended a G2G agreement with India, mentions that it has begun the process of importing 80,000 metric tons of fertilizer into the country by mid-July.
KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Farmers are likely to face a shortage of chemical fertilizers this year too as the importers turn reluctant to purchase adequate quantities of the agricultural input citing soaring prices in the international market.
KATHMANDU, June 7: The import of fertilizers (chemical and organic combined) in the first 10 months of the current fiscal year has surged by nearly half compared to import figures of the same period of Fiscal Year 2016/17.
DHANGADHI, Oct 27: Ram Gulabi Chaudhary is worried these days after irrigating the land that he had leased to cultivate barley and mustard. It has already been a while after irrigating the land, but he cannot sow the seeds in lack of fertilizers. Now he fears the land will dry and he has to spend money again for irrigation.
BANEPA, June 5: Farmers of Kavre and Sindhupalchowk districts are in deep trouble as Agriculture Inputs Company Ltd (AICL) and Salt Trading Corporation Ltd (STCL) have failed to supply sufficient chemical fertilizers there.