Imphal: An additional fund of Rs 2.5 crore to be allocated to the Agriculture department under appropriate Head of Account for procurement of fertilizer.
In a meeting held at the chief minister’s secretariat in connection with the distribution of Urea, chaired by mhief minister N. Biren Singh, it was decided to allocate additional fund and discussed the problem related to the distribution of fertilizer (Urea) to the farmers.
For this, the Agriculture department will monitor the procurement and distribution of fertilizer.
In the meeting, various decisions were taken regarding the distribution of fertilizer. Farmers possessing valid Farmer Identity Card issued by the competent authority can procure fertilizer from DAOs/Dealers on production of the Farmer Identity Card after payment of the requisite amount. No other documents will be required in respect of such farmers. Fertilizer (Urea) can be procured by the farmers on production of their Pattas and Aadhar Card from the District Agriculture Officers/Dealers after payment of the requisite amount.
For tenant farmers, who are unable to produce Patta of the land, may obtain a certificate from their respective Hon’ble MLAs indicating their Patta No. and size of land. Such certificate will be accepted in lieu of the Patta for tenant farmers. The tenant farmers will also be required to submit a copy of their Aadhar Card and an undertaking to the effect that they are the actual tenant farmers of the said land, when they come to procure fertilizer at the office of the District Agriculture Officers/Dealers.
A format of the undertaking will be made available at the office of the District Agriculture Officers/Dealers.Certificatesfrom concerned SDOs/SDCS/Pradhans/Up-Pradhans/Adhyaksha/Councillors/Corporators/VillageAuthority Chairman/Village Chief indicating Patta No. (where applicable), land size and Aadhar Number of the tenant farmers will also be accepted in lieu of the Patta. Such tenant farmers will also be required to submit a copy of their Aadhar Card and abovesaid undertaking to the effect that they are the actual tenant farmers of the said land.
In order to avoid the congestion at the District Agiculture Offices/Dealers, a certified list of farmers along with their Patta No., land holding size and Aadhar number may be provided bytheHon’bleMLAs/SDOs/SDCs/Pradhan/UpPradhans/Adhyaksha/Councillors/Corporators/VillageAuthority Chairman/Village Chief in advance. On receipt of such a list, the District Agriculture Officers/ Dealers will provide fertilizer to those individuals present in the list within three days subject to the payment of the requisite amount by the farmer. When they come to the office of the DAO/Dealer to collect fertilizer, such individuals will submit a copy of their Aadhar cards to the DAOs/Dealers.