According to the spokesman Agriculture Department, Punjab No one will be allowed to sell expensive fertilizers. Instructions have been issued to commissioners and deputy commissioners to speed up action against hoarders and sellers of expensive fertilizers.
Farmers should lodge complaints against those involved in hoarding and high price of urea anywhere in the province through SMS/WhatsApp on phone number 0300-29555539.
The spokesman further said that crackdowns against hoarding and sale of urea fertilizers at high prices are going on across the province.
FIRs have been registered against 439 people involved in this crime. Of these, 150 people have been arrested and fined more than Rs 55.7 million for their involvement in hoarding and black marketing of urea fertilizers.
The spokesman of the Punjab Agriculture Department further said that about 2.35 million metric tons of urea fertilizer is required during Rabi 2022 in Punjab and there is no shortage of urea fertilizer anywhere in the province.