Joint Collector H. Arun Kumar has said that 50 per cent of fertilizer would be distributed through cooperative societies and the remaining 50 per cent through dealers for the benefit of farmers.

Earlier, the dealers used to sell about 70 per cent of fertilizer and 30 per cent of stocks through cooperative societies. In order to benefit the farmers, the administration had decided to distribute 50 per cent of fertilizer through cooperative sector. At a meet on Tuesday, he told the authorities to utilise the opportunity and provide better services to the farmers and also strengthen the cooperatives.