Fertiliser imported at concessionary rate to be sold at previous price: Agriculture Minister

Fertiliser imported at concessionary rate to be sold at previous price: Agriculture Minister

Fertiliser imported at concessionary rate to be sold at previous price: Agriculture Minister

Written by Staff Writer

05 Jan, 2016 | 8:02 pm

Minister of Agriculture Duminda Dissanayake, on Tuesday, revealed that stocks of fertiliser that were imported under the concessionary rate, will be sold to farmers at previous price of Rs. 1200 and Rs. 1300.

The minister noted that organisations that placed orders to import fertiliser through the government subsidy programme have nt right to sell their excess stocks at the market price.

Addressing a media briefing on Tuesday, January 5, Minister Duminda Dissanayake stated that this decision was reached following discussions with the Ministry of Finance. He added that the government stands committed to provide payments to the organisations that imported fertiliser under the government subsidy programme, prior to December 31, 2015.

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