Farmers Under Pressure As Fertilizer Prices Increase Significantly

Potassium sulfate prices have surged by 170 percent, registering an increase of Rs. 12,816 per bag. The prices of diammonium sulfate have also increased from Rs. 5,584 per bag to Rs. 11,425, registering a 104 percent increase.

Prices of urea have risen from Rs. 1,746 to Rs. 2,337 per bag, according to PBS. Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN) prices have also gone up by nearly 50 percent. Some varieties of CAN are available in the market for as much as Rs. 3,000 per bag.