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TIRUNELVELI: Farmers have appealed to the government to sell complex fertilizers also through the Tamil Nadu Cooperative Marketing Federation (TANFED) to curb the sale of this chemical nutrient at exorbitant price in some parts of the district.
Though the price fixed by the government for 50 kg complex fertilizer Factamfos 20 : 20 is only Rs.327, it was being sold up to Rs.650 at Surandai, Alangulam, Keezhapaavoor and Kazhuneerkulam, the farmers complained.
After Di-Ammonium Phosphate (DAP) was sold at excessive price by private sellers, the government decided to divert the entire supply to the TANFED, which sold the fertilizer. Since this measure that completely wiped out the role of private traders yielded desirable results, farmers wanted the government to sell Factamfos also through the TANFED.
Assistant Director (Quality Control) Soundararajan told The Hindu that the farmers might use the DAP as it was adequately available with the cooperative societies across the district. “However, selling complex fertilizer at exorbitant price cannot be tolerated and appropriate steps will be taken to control the price,” he assured.
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