There is no shortage of fertilisers particularly of urea in the country. During the Rabi season, of 2014-15, the sales upto January 2015 have been higher than the last year. In the peak consumption month of December 2014, the urea sold was 35.88 lakh MT which is the highest ever in any month. In the month of January 2015, 32.36 lakh MT of urea was made available against the requirement of 29.41 lakh MT for the same month.
During the current year, from April 2014 to January 2015, 73.07 lakh MT of imported urea has arrived as against 67.87 lakh MT of imported urea during the corresponding period of the last year. In the months of February and March 2015, another 12 lakh MT of imported urea is expected to arrive which will result in highest ever import of about 85 lakh MT urea. At present, the availability of urea is comfortable all over the country.
In the month of February 2015 against the requirement of 16.71 lakh MT of urea, the supply plan has been made for 29.6 lakh MT out of which 14.71 lakh MT has already been made available till 15th February, 2015.
To ensure adequate availability of urea, during the ensuing Kharif season of 2015, Department of Fertilizers has planned in advance to procure 10.5 lakh MT of urea in February and March 2015 in the tender floated through MMTC in January 2015.