Govt asks Urea plants to increase Urea supplies by 30 percent

Khusro Bakhtiar Urea Plants Supplies

The Federal Minister for Industries and Production, Khusro Bakhtiar has directed Petroleum Division to assure the gas supplies to urea plants as per revised gas supply priority orders.

Presiding the weekly fertiliser review meeting in Islamabad on Friday, the Industry Minister has asked the Urea plants to increase the Urea supplies by 30 percent countrywide to ease down the market.

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Khusro Bakhtiar has commended the efforts of industry to ensure the adequate urea supplies across Pakistan. He also reiterated that government and industry will continue to maintain constant vigilance over the situation to avoid any market disturbance.

During the meeting, the Federal Minister was informed that the output of plants has been increased. It is evident that upto 20,000 metric ton production of urea on daily basis has been reported on an average.

The supply-chain situation and production trajectory of fertilisers’ plants were also reviewed during the meeting. The meeting concluded with guidelines for industry to device the modalities for smooth supply chain of urea in order to address any supply anomalies as well as expedite the media campaigns for awareness of farmers to not engage in panic buying and register complaints of overcharging and hoarding in their locality.

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