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Vijayamma requests PM to roll back fertiliser prices

Posted on Dec 14, 05:20PM | UNI

YSR Congress Party Chairperson Y S Vijayamma today urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to roll back the increase in fertiliser prices following the food security in the country.

In a letter to Dr Singh, copy of which was released to the media here, she said Agriculture continued to be a major economic activity in India, with more than 60 per cent of the workforce of the country engaged in it for livelihood.

She said the farmers in the country helped tide over a major food crisis in the country increasing the food grains production from 50 million tonnes in the year 1951 to 250 million tonnes in 2012 and added India is now the largest producer of milk in the world and ranked number one or two in respect of a large number of horticulture products.