The government has reduced the price of non-urea fertiliser, diammonium phosphate (DAP) to Tk 16 from Tk 25 per kg.
Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzak disclosed the information at a press conference at the ministry on Wednesday.
Diammonium Phosphate (DAP) fertilizer“The government reduced Tk 9 in the DAP fertiliser price at all levels,” he said adding that for dealers the price has been reduced to Tk 14 from Tk 23 per kg.
The minister said to reduce the use of urea fertilizer and reduce the input cost of farmers the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave approval to reduce the price.
He said the new price will be activated immediately.
DAP is a mixed fertilizer that increased disease resistance power to plant and reduce the use of insecticide, said the minister.