Petrokimia Gresik Prepares Substantial Subsidized Fertilizer Stock for April-September Planting Season and Eid al-Fitr 2024

05 April 2024 16:05 / Corcom of PG / 638x viewed

Entering the April-September planting season and approaching Eid al-Fitr, Petrokimia Gresik, a member of the Pupuk Indonesia Holding Agro-Industry Solutions Company, has prepared a stock of subsidized fertilizers totaling 361,487 tons. The stock as of April 3, 2024, is sufficient for farmers' needs for several weeks ahead, including during Eid al-Fitr. This was conveyed by Dwi Satriyo Annurogo, President Director of Petrokimia Gresik, on Friday (5/4/2024).

The stock consists of 89,179 tons of subsidized Urea fertilizer, equivalent to 586 percent or five times more than the minimum requirement set by the Government of 13,468 tons. Then, there are 272,308 tons of subsidized NPK fertilizer, or 441 percent of the minimum stock requirement set at 50,619 tons.

"The supply of subsidized fertilizers is already in our warehouses up to line III or warehouses located in districts/cities. So farmers don't need to worry, even with the celebration of Eid al-Fitr, the subsidized fertilizer needs of farmers entering the April-September planting season have been met for several weeks ahead," said Dwi Satriyo.

He also stated that subsidized fertilizers would be distributed by Petrokimia Gresik in accordance with regulations. Based on Minister of Home Affairs Regulation (Permentan) Number 10 of 2022, eligible farmers must be members of farmer groups, registered in the Agricultural Extension Management Information System (SIMLUHTAN), cultivate a maximum of two hectares of land, and use a Farmer Card (in certain areas).

The allocation of subsidized fertilizers is also limited to nine strategic agricultural commodities that have an impact on inflation. These are rice, corn, soybeans, chili, shallots, garlic, people's sugarcane, cocoa, and coffee.

"Subsidized fertilizers, both Urea and NPK, can only be obtained by farmers at official kiosks designated to serve local farmer groups. Farmers should not be deceived by counterfeit fertilizers that are widely circulated," he explained.

Finally, he understood that not all farmers in Indonesia receive subsidized fertilizers. Therefore, Petrokimia Gresik is committed to providing solutions through non-subsidized fertilizers, considering that fertilizers are a vital need for agricultural cultivation. The total stock of non-subsidized fertilizers prepared by Petrokimia Gresik amounts to 69,398 tons, consisting of 8,744 tons of Urea and 60,654 tons of NPK.

"We hope that these fertilizers can be optimized by farmers to boost agricultural productivity in 2024, thus increasing the welfare of farmers," concluded Dwi Satriyo.

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