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A new scam in MP unfolds as urea worth Rs 3 Crore failed to reach respective states from Jabalpur. Around 890 tons of urea went missing the Joint Director of Jabalpur’s Agriculture Department said, he has not received any complaint in this manner.
However, the department has initiated an investigation to figure out what happened.
What is the Entire Matter?
On August 25, the urea rack was emptied at the Kachhpura warehouse in Jabalpur for distribution in the adjoining districts. The 2666 metric ton of urea was allotted to four districts of MP out of which only 15-25 percent has reached the destination.
However, the assigned consignment did not reach the Seoni, Mandal, and Dindori districts. After waiting for days, they informed the officials about it based on which investigation began.
KS Netam has asked the Deputy Directors of the agriculture department of allotted districts to identify how the urea was dispatched and where the remaining amount went. He also asked to collect information about the transportation companies involved in it.
No Mercy for Culprits of Urea Scam in MP Says CM Shivraj
On the other hand, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan summoned Commissioner, IG, SP, and Jabalpur’s Collector to get details on Urea Scam. He said now it’s time to take strict action against companies and the culprits.
As per Bhaskar’s report, the allotted fertilizer was sent to the different locations opposite the ones mentioned. Only a few designated destinations get urea and that is in low amounts whereas other destinations don’t even receive a single unit.
CM Shivraj is personally getting updates on the investigation and asked officials to lodge FIR on the culprits. He has also given instructions to look out for the need of farmers. They should not face any issues regarding the requirements of fertilizers in the state.
Agriculture Production Commissioner Shailendra Singh and Ajit Kesari who is the Additional Chief Secretary in Agriculture Department were also present at the meeting.
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