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Fertilizer shortage affects farmers in Jaintia Hills


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A farmers’ rally held here recently has expressed concern over the failure of the Agriculture Department of provide bonemeal and other fertilizers in Jaintia Hills district.

The chairman of the Jaintia Hills Farmers’ Union, Mr E. R. W. Tariang, said that many cultivators had been compelled to abandon their cultivation owing to non – availability of fertilizer, He regretted that the elected representatives from the district were apathetic towards the farmers.

Mr N. E. Kamar, Secretary of the Union, presented a report on its activities so far.


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