Telangana

Telangana urea crisis because of Centre: Gutha

More stock to arrive in next 10 days, says TRS leader

Member of the Legislative Council and former chairman of the Rythu Samanvaya Samithi Gutha Sukender Reddy on Thursday blamed the Centre for the prevailing ‘urea crisis’ in the State, and advised the Telangana BJP to “work favourably than indulge in unfair allegations.”

Speaking to reporters along with a host of leaders here, Mr. Sukender Reddy said the State was making all arrangements to meet the crisis and assured that the shortage will end in the next 10 days.

Reading out figures, he said the State required an estimated 8.5 lakh tonne urea, however, the Centre had supplied only 4.5 lakh tonne. But the State government, drawing all the buffer stock, had even distributed another 2 lakh tonne, he said.

“And look at the comments of the BJP leaders, rather than making allegations they must deal with their leaders at the Centre to get more stocks or funds,” he said.

Talks are also being held with Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) and the National Fertilizers Limited (NFL), he added.

Crisis overcome

The crisis situation in Nalgonda is mostly overcome, Mr. Sukender Reddy said, informing that 40,000 tonne urea has been distributed till August and some 7,200 tonne will be delivered in the next 10 days.

Rajya Sabha MP B. Lingaiah Yadav, along with Mr. Sukender Reddy, also criticised Congress Member of Parliament from Bhongir Komatireddy Venkat Reddy for “indulging in cheap language and behaviour.”

“It was he who purchased motors for commission before the projects began and not the TRS. And Mr. Venkat Reddy is known for claiming others work as his own, especially when Udayasamudram and SLBC tunnel works are in good progress,” both the leaders said.

Nalgonda Zilla Parishad chairman Banda Narender Reddy, legislators K. Bhupal Reddy and Chirumarthi Lingaiah were present.

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