PARSA, Jan. 26 -- Farmers are facing a shortage of urea at a time when winter crops are in dire need of chemical fertiliser. Lack of urea at the warehouse of state-owned Agriculture Input Company for the last three weeks is likely to affect the productivity of wheat.

Currently, farmers are not getting urea even if they are ready to pay a hefty price for the chemical fertiliser.

It has been around three weeks since the urea stock got cleared at the regional office of the company. Although Salt Trading Corporation-another government entity that retails the fertiliser-distributed some urea, it was not sufficient to meet the farmers' demand.

Gorakh Nath KC, information officer at the Agriculture Input Company (AIC) said that 25,000 metric ...