The distribution of subsidized fertilizers which used a closed distribution system ran smoothly according to the standing procedure, PT Pusri spokesman Masriza Ali said here on Thursday.
The closed distribution system means that the fertilizer was distributed among farmers registered in farmer groups, while those who were not registered are not entitled to buy subsidized fertilizer, he said.
He said the distribution system accorded with farmer groups` definitive needs in each of the provinces.
The nine provinces included South Sumatra, Jambi, Bengkulu, Lampung, Bangka Belitung, Jakarta and Banten,
Subsidized fertilizer is among the goods whose distribution and use are supervised by the government, he said.
To avoid abuse of subsidized fertilizer, fertilizer and pesticide supervisory commission was set up in each province or district/municipality.
Besides being distributed selectively among farmers, subsidized fertilizer had been produced in different colors since October 1, 2011, he said.
Subsidized urea fertilizer had changed its color from white to pink. The change in colors is intended to distinguish between subsidized fertilizer and non-subsidized fertilizer.