CM is looking for more fertilizer from the Center for the rabi season

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Request 32,000 tonnes of diammonium phosphate (DAP) and 10,000 tonnes of muriate of potash (MoP)

As farmers face a shortage of diammonium phosphate (DAP) and muriate of potash (MoP) to undertake sowing operations during rabi season, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai called on Union Minister to fertilizer, health and family welfare Mansukh Mandaviya in Delhi with demand for additional nutrient supply in Karnataka.

He searched for 32,000 tonnes of DAP, which is the preferred fertilizer throughout Karnataka, and 10,000 tonnes of MoP for the rabi season. The Union Minister assured the supply within a week. The Center has allocated 79,860 tonnes of urea to Karnataka, and there is no shortage, Bommai said.

COVID-19 vaccination

During the COVID-19 vaccination campaign, the chief minister told media in Delhi that Karnataka administered doses of 1.48 crore in September. The state has a stock of 51 lakh doses of vaccine.

So far, 37% of eligible people have received the second dose while 81% of the eligible population has received the first dose. The government has set a target of delivering the first dose to 90% of the target population and the second dose to 70% of the population by December 31, the chief minister said.

The government has requested more funds from the Center as part of the National Rural Health Mission. Mr Mandaviya will travel to Bengaluru on October 10 for the convening of the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience. During his visit, he promised to review programs in the health sector, Bommai said.

The Chief Minister also met with Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to thank her for appointing him chair of the GST group of ministers. He discussed GST streamlining with Ms. Sitharaman, official sources said.

The Chief Minister was accompanied by the State Minister of Health and Family Welfare, K. Sudhakhar, the Chief Secretary P. Ravi Kumar and the Principal Secretary Manjunatha Prasad.

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