Indian customs office confiscates fertilizers supplied to Nepal

BIRATNAGAR: A large quantity of fertilizers supplied to Nepal by the government-authorized IPL Company of India has been reportedly confiscated at Jogbani-based Indian Customs Office, citing that the company’s license had expired.

Around 33,000 sacks of DAP fertilizer remains stacked at border customs office for last four days. The fertilizer consignment was to be received by the Eastern Regional Depot of Agriculture Inputs Company.

The Indian Customs office refused the supply of the fertilizers until the renewal of the license, said Dinesh Shrestha, Chief of the Depot.

The fertilizers stored at the railway ground is likely to be damaged as it is stored in the open by just covering with plastic sheets while around 50 trucks laden with the fertilizers are parked at the railway station, said Shrestha. RSS

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