Agriculture Minister Muhammad Abdur Razzaque on Tuesday said legal action will be taken against those involved in selling fertilisers at high prices after creating an artificial crisis.
“Legal steps will be taken against those dealers, businessmen and shop owners who are found involved in selling fertilisers at a high price after spreading rumors of a fertilizer crisis as there are plenty of all kinds of fertilisers in the country," he said at a press briefing.
Mobile court drives will be conducted in the boro season if needed, he said.
The press briefing was called to explain the overall situation of fertilisers in the country.
Razzaque said the mobile court drives will be conducted for the next 30-days to control the market.
“Some 8.32 lakh tonnes of urea fertiliser is in stock against the demand of 3.1 lakh tonnes of urea fertiliser in the current month. Besides, 1.92 lakh tonnes of TSP fertiliser, 5.96 lakh tonnes of DAP and 3.12 lakh tonnes of MOP fertilisers are in stock against the demand,” he said.
“We have taken all-out preparation to ensure fertilisers at the local market as fertilisers are needed in this boro season. So, there will be no crisis of fertilisers,” he added.
Mentioning abnormal price hike of fertilisers in the international market, the minister said the international syndicate is exploiting countries like Bangladesh.
“We are strictly monitoring it and the field-level workers are active in that case," he said.
Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun, who was present there, urged the farmers not to panic as there is no crisis of fertilisers now.