A State-wide joint verification was conducted by Vigilance to prevent illegal hoarding, black marketing of fertilizers by wholesalers and retailers to create an artificial crisis in supply of fertilizer to the farmers during sowing season.

During the verification at different places under Bhubaneswar Division such as Nayagarh, Khurda, Gop and Bhubaneswar shortage of 7073 bags and excess of 1271 bags of fertilizer of different varieties have

been found.