The Central government has made online urea sales mandatory. Once the urea transactions are recorded online, the scams are coming to the fore, said a senior official. Out of the 900 PACS, only two-third are active in Telangana.
"For instance, more than 6,000 bags of urea were sold to a student. Yes, this is on record. Another sale transaction clearly shows that a sweeper at the agriculture cooperative society purchased 5,800 bags of urea,” said an activist.
The Telangana government has estimated that the acreage this Rabi season would be over 42 lakh acres. The acreage rose by eight lakh acres than the previous season, thanks to irrigation facilities due to Kaleshwaram project and Mission Kakatiya.