Fertiliser flying squads to crack down on diversion of agriculture-grade urea
The squad has registered 30 first information reports for diversion of urea, seizing 70,000 bags of the agrochemical. Around 11 persons have been jailed under the Prevention of Black Marketing and Maintenance of Supplies Act. The Centre provides urea at a highly subsidised rate of ₹266 per bag (of 45 kg) to farmers. It has to bear a subsidy of about ₹2,500 per bag.