Fertilisers damaged by floodwaters in Morang

Biratnagar, August 17

A large amount of chemical fertilisers were damaged by floodwaters that gushed into the godown of Agriculture Materials Company Limited regional office, Biratnagar, Morang.

Hundreds of sacks of chemical fertilisers such as potassium and diammonium phosphate dissolved in the floodwaters from the recent flooding in Tarai areas at the AMCL office.

Likewise, chemical fertilisers stored by the company at a godown in Katahari Rural Municipality were also damaged. A total of 350 tonnes of potassium had been stored in the godown.

Kedar Prasad Dhakal from the office said floodwaters entered the godown after its wall collapsed.

Govinda Prasad Parajuli, regional manager at AMCL office in Biratnaar said his office had sent the remaining stock of fertilisers to its branch offices in Birtamod and Lahan to avoid further loss.

The company is said to have incurred a huge loss after the fertilisers were damaged.

Parajuli added that the losses have yet to be assessed. The company has been distributing chemical fertilisers to farmers of the eastern region. Parajuli said there might be shortage of fertilisers after the incident.