Urea hoarding: Vigilance probe ordered in Telangana

(Rahnuma) Hyderabad: Agriculture Minister Singireddy Niranjan Reddy on Thursday ordered a probe by the Vigilance Department into reports in a section of the media that shortage of urea in the State was a result of an organized racket by some seeking to make profits from the situation.

The Minister instructed Principal Secretary of the Agriculture Department to initiate a probe into alleged racket reported in a section of the media. Niranjan Reddy said the government was taking great pains to ensure supplies of the fertilizer in the State and was constantly monitoring the situation. Despite this, there are reports of diversion of the fertilizer in the State. Stringent action will be taken against anyone found involved in the racket, he said.

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