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Cabinet Decision taken on 7th of May 2022 (1) Cabinet Decision taken on 7th of May 2022 (1)
1. SOP for urea distribution ---- i) New SOP for fertiliser-urea administration to streamline its administration, especially urea that is a controlled item under Essential Commodities Act, 1956 and prevent leakage & black marketing ii) Highlights -->Small tea garden associations, FPOs & farmer cooperatives to be provided retail licences , --> Incentive of 20 per bag to be provided to retailers as dealer margin from State Govt , --> Assam State Agricultural Marketing Board (ASAMB) will be the sole wholesaler supporting retailers without financial capacity to make advance deposits to companies , --> Eliminate urea wholesalers from distribution channel to ensure secondary freight subsidy & dealer margin go directly to retailers, making urea available to farmers at notified price.