Pupuk Indonesia readies 803,000 tonnes fertiliser stock before Eid

11-May-2021 Intellasia | Antaranews | 7:03 AM Print This Post

PT Pupuk Indonesia (Persero) readied 803 thousand tonnes fertiliser stock at its district-level warehouses nationwide before the Eid al-Fitr holiday to meet demand during the subsequent six weeks and to prepare for the planting season.

The stock is three times higher than the minimum volume set by the government at 290 thousand tonnes, the state-run fertiliser company noted in a statement here on Monday.

The stock comprises 349 thousand tonnes of urea, 175 thousand tonnes of NPK, 102 thousand tonnes of ZA, 83 thousand tonnes of SP-36, and 93 thousand tonnes of organic fertiliser.

Marketing director of Pupuk Indonesia Gusrisal remarked that the company had streamlined its distribution system to boost its effectiveness and efficacy.

“Our field officers continue to monitor the stock and realisation of distribution on a daily basis as well as evaluate distributors’ performance once in three months and official stores’ performance once in six months,” he noted.

Pupuk Indonesia has deployed 612 field officers in regions to work in coordination with agriculture and trade offices, distributors, and official kiosks in the respective regions.

The company has monitored its distribution activities through the Distribution Planning and Control System (DPCS) devised to plan and monitor the movement of ships and land transportation, as well as the real-time stock situation at warehouses.

“We can conduct the monitoring online from the producers’ warehouses to buffer warehouses at the province level,” he revealed.

The company has introduced the trade information system, with the objective of monitoring the movement of subsidised fertilisers from the distributor level to the official kiosk level.

“The distribution of subsidised fertiliser is based on allocation data set by the government in the early part of the year,” Gusrisal stated.

The monitoring will be conducted by the Agriculture Ministry, Pupuk Indonesia, and Fertiliser and Pesticide Supervisory Commission (KP3) at the provincial and district level.

According to Agriculture Ministry’s Regulation No. 49 of 2020, the allocation of subsidised fertiliser in 2021 is set at 9.04 million tonnes and 1.5 million litres of liquid organic biofertiliser.

Subsidised fertiliser is intended for distribution to farmers with less than two hectares of land and part of a farmers’ group.

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