KATHMANDU, May 20: The government has expressed its commitment to maintain a smooth supply of chemical fertilizers for the upcoming rice plantation season despite having less than sufficient stock of fertilizers.

KATHMANDU, April 19: Chemical fertilizers imported from China are currently being transported to Kathmandu from the Tatopani Customs Office.

KATHMANDU, April 15: The government has started the process to call tender bids to import chemical fertilizers with a target to bring in the agricultural inputs on time in order to avert their possible short supply during the upcoming paddy plantation season.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: Chemical fertilizers brought from China have been stored in the Tatopani customs warehouse for ten months. As many as 735,000 sacks of chemical fertilizers brought by 111 containers throughout the Nepali month of Baisakh have been stored in the warehouses inside the Larcha dry port yard.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: In the last fiscal year, the government imported 489,000 metric tons of chemical fertilizers, of which 401,000 metric tons were sold, thereby easing the supply chain.

BIRGUNJ, (Parsa), Dec 22: The farmers in the districts of Madhesh Province won't have to face a short supply of chemical fertilizers this year for the winter crops including wheat.

KANCHANPUR, Nov 8: The Shuklaphanta municipality has introduced quota for distribution of chemical fertilizer to the farmers.

BHAKTAPUR, Aug 5: The District Administration Office (DAO), Bhaktapur has launched action against those shops involved in black marketing of chemical fertilizers.

BIRGUNJ, July 2: Farmers of Madhesh province have been assured that there will be no shortage of fertilizers this year.

As Nepal prepares for the upcoming paddy plantation season, ensuring the availability of an adequate supply of chemical fertilizers is of utmost impor- tance. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's announcement of 71,000 metric tons of avail- able fertilizers in the parliamentary meeting on Friday is encouraging, but the government must leave no stone unturned in guaran- teeing a consistent and timely supply.

KATHMANDU, June 23: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that 71,000 metric tons of chemical fertilizers are available in various sales depots across the country.

KATHMANDU, May 29: The government has doubled the budget for the procurement of chemical fertilizers.

KATHMANDU, May 21: Chemical fertilizers have started entering Nepal this year via Tatopani, the northern border crossing of Nepal with China.

KATHMANDU, March 14: The government has cut the grant amounts being provided to farmers for the purchase of chemical fertilizers, which will hit farmers hard with expensive agricultural inputs.

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: The first tranche of about 30,000 metric tons of chemical fertilizer will arrive in Nepal this week following a government to government agreement signed with India.

Chitwan, Nov 1: Krishi Samagri Company Limited has started selling chemical fertilizers. The sale of DAP and potassium fertilizers has been started across the country from Monday through the local governments.

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

BIRGUNJ, August 11: Chemical fertilizers (Urea) procured by the Agriculture Inputs Company Limited through global bidding is being supplied to 16 districts.

DOTI, July 3: Farmers in Doti are worried over the shortage of chemical fertilizer. They are bound to transplant paddy despite not having chemical fertilizer.

SARLAHI, Dec 26: Farmers in Sarlahi are struggling to get chemical fertilizers for the cultivation of winter crops.

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: Chemical fertilizers that were stuck in Indian sea ports for the past few months have started to arrive in Nepal. As per the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD), the imported fertilizers started arriving on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 24: The government has said that it will distribute fertilizers to farmers as per  a schedule to avoid crowding in the distribution centers.

KATHMANDU, June 10: Although the government has been reiterating its promise on adequate supply of chemical fertilizers during the rice transplantation season, the farmers this year too are likely to suffer from the perennial problem.

KATHMANDU, March 19: The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development is preparing to launch an electronic system to track distribution of chemical fertilizers in the country.

KAILALI, Oct 19: Farmers of Sudurpashchim Province get 50% less chemical fertilizers against their demand, as the federal government has been limiting its quota to the provincial body by half the demand.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development Chakrapani Khanal has said that for Nepal, like other South Asian countries, food management has been the real challenge, not famine.

MAHENDRANAGAR, May 6: Excessive use of chemical fertilizers by farmers is found increasing the acidity of the soil in their fields. The level of acidity in the soil has increased due to the lack of organic matter. It is said the crop yield is declining every year due to the increasing soil acidity and lack of organic nutrients for the plants. Various tests carried out vindicate to this.

BHAKTAPUR, Nov 18: Bhaktapur is known as the district of farmers. However, every year this district faces a shortage of chemical fertilizers, mostly during the plantation period. As a result of the shortage, farmers of the district have been facing difficulties in wheat plantation.