Agriculture Minister Singireddy Niranjan Reddy today asserted that there was no shortage of urea in the State.
He stoutly rejected the comments of the Congress that a farmer had died in Dubbaka upon failing to get urea. He asserted that the death was natural and that there was no truth in the Congress charges.
Speaking to mediapersons at the Agritex 2019 expo near Hitec City, the minister said, "We have adequate stocks of urea in the State and the farmers need not worry about it."
Slamming Congress leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka for making false charges on the urea stocks, the minister said that the Centre had shifted the urea stocks to Karnataka first instead of to Telangana, causing a delay in the urea's arrival.
Also, due to floods in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, urea lorries had arrived later than scheduled, he added.
He promised that the government would help the kin of the deceased farmer.