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Madhya Pradesh: Those indulging black-marketing of fertiliser will be booked under NSA, says home minister Mishra

12:40 PM Oct 14, 2021 | Staff Reporter

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Home Minister Narottam Mishra has said that those indulging in black-marketing will be booked under National Security Act (NSA).

Mishra was talking to journalists here at his official residence in Bhopal on Thursday.

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“Kamal Nath, who is raising questions on fertiliser’s shortage, has perhaps forgotten the shortage of fertiliser during his regime. His own party leader and MLA Laxman Singh had staged a sit-in against the fertiliser shortage,” Mishra said.

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He added that there were reports that some people were indulging black-marketing of fertiliser. “I would like to make it clear that those indulging in black-marketing of fertiliser will be booked under the stringent NSA,” he said, assuring that the state government will ensure adequate supply of fertiliser to farmers.

The police on Wednesday raided a shop in Bhind and booked the shop owner for black-marketing and also selling fertiliser at high cost to farmers.

Two days ago, a team of the Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development Department had raided a private vendor’s shop in Morena district and seized 83 sacks of fertilizers which were illegally being transported to other districts.

The Gwalior-Chambal region has reportedly been facing acute shortage of fertilizers. Several incidents of farmers’ protest and also attempts of looting fertilisers have been reported, so far.

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