India to send 100k tonnes of DAP

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Jun 10, 2014-

The Ministry of Agricultural Development has said that the Indian government has assured Nepal of providing 100,000 tonnes of indigenous DAP for the next fiscal year under the Nepal-India treaty. Nepal had put in a request for 275,000 tonnes.

India has been selling 100,000 tonnes of chemical fertilisers (60,000 tonnes of urea and 40,000 tonnes of DAP) to Nepal at the international parity price annually under the pact.

The treaty was signed in 2010 to ease a supply deficit and get around lengthy paperwork that would be required if the fertilizers were to be imported from third countries. However, this year, the Agriculture Ministry had asked for 275,000 tonnes through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“India has promised to send 100,000 tonnes of indigenous or locally made DAP to Nepal, but it has said that it will not be able to provide indigenous urea,” said a ministry official. However, the Indian government has pledged 175,000 tonnes of urea from its imported stocks.

Published: 11-06-2014 09:00

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