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    Maharashtra agriculture minister raids fertiliser shop on complaints of hoarding

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    “Due to growing number of complaints about not getting fertilisers, I posed as a farmer and visited a shop. The shop owner refused to give me fertilisers despite having them in stock. I asked the officials to do panchnama of the shop and the godown,” tweeted Bhuse.

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    Farmers organisations had been raising the issue of non availability and black marketing of agricultural inputs this Kharif season.
    Pune: Maharashtra’s agriculture minister Dadaji Bhuse raided an agricultural inputs shop in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra to expose alleged black marketing of fertilisers.

    “Due to growing number of complaints about not getting fertilisers, I posed as a farmer and visited a shop. The shop owner refused to give me fertilisers despite having them in stock. I asked the officials to do panchnama of the shop and the godown,” tweeted Bhuse.

    He said that the quality control officer of agriculture department at Aurangabad has been sent on forced leave. “If farmers are denied inputs despite adequate stocks, strict action will be taken against the shop keepers,” said Bhuse in the tweet.

    Farmers organisations had been raising the issue of non availability and black marketing of agricultural inputs this Kharif season.

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