Chandigarh, September 24:
The Deputy Chief Ministers S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and Sh O.P. Soni today ordered a special Girdawari to ascertain the damage to the cotton crops after an attack of pink bollworm while presiding over a meeting with the top brass of the Agriculture and Cooperation Department at his office on the directions of the Chief Minister
The meeting saw comprehensive discussions on the issue of shortage of DAP and Urea supply.
Accordingly, it was decided that keeping in view less supply allocation by Government of India to Punjab, the matter should be taken up emphatically with the Department of Fertilizers, Government of India for increasing supply of DAP and Urea as the sowing season of Wheat is fast approaching in the month of November. In the meeting, works pertaining to both the departments Agriculture and Cooperation were also reviewed.
Among those present in the meeting included the newly appointed Chief Secretary Mr. Anirudh Tewari who also holds the charge of Financial Commissioner (Development), Registrar Cooperative Societies Mr. Vikas Garg, Special Principal Secretary to the Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Varun Roojam, Commissioner Agriculture Dr. Balwinder Singh Sidhu and Director Agriculture Mr. Sukhdev Singh Sidhu.