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Haryana farmers protest paucity of urea fertilisers

Farmers in Haryana staged protests at many places over “non-availability” of urea fertiliser in state-run retail shops, with many of them resorting to road and rail blockades.

A large number of farmers put up a blockade near Narwana railway station in Jind district on Tuesday for over three hours delaying at least three trains on the Delhi-Ludhiana route.

Many farmers sat on the railway tracks and raised slogans against the government for allegedly failing to make urea available.

They alleged that urea was being diverted to black market by some dealers and demanded adequate supply of fertiliser from the administration for wheat cultivation.

The farmers also held protest over urea “shortage” by blocking the Chandigarh-Hisar National Highway in Kalayat in Kaithal district for some time.

Many farmers alleged that urea was unavailable at the state-run retail shops while private traders were minting money by selling the fertiliser at exorbitant prices.
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