SCA urges govt to control price of agricultural inputs

HYDERABAD: The Sindh Chamber of Agriculture (SCA), a leading farmers’ lobbying group urged the Federal Government to control the price of the agricultural inputs including urea.

A meeting of the SCA, chaired by its Vice President Nabi Bux Sathio at its office here Sunday, requested the Federal Government to intervene to decrease the price of the urea.

Sathio said a urea bag was available for Rs1,350 but at present the price had been jacked up to Rs1,850 per bag.

He urged the Federal Government to fix the rate of urea bag urging the center to take action against the hoarders as well.

The SCA also pointed out the sale of spurious seeds of rice and cotton crops and asked the Sindh Government to take action.

The Chamber expressed concern over delay in the opening of the wheat procurement centers in Sindh and demanded the provincial government to open the centers within a week.

“We urge the provincial government to double the wheat procurement target,” Sathio said on behalf of the SCA.

The chamber asked the Sindh government to approach the center for opening of PASCO’s wheat procurement center with the target of buying at least 500,000 tons from the province.

The meeting was attended by the farmers’ representatives from Karachi, Sukkur, Ghotki, Sanghar and other districts through video link.

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