Agrarian Services Dept to replace farmers’ subsidy with funds

Agrarian Services Dept to replace farmers’ subsidy with funds

Agrarian Services Dept to replace farmers’ subsidy with funds

Written by Staff Writer

18 Mar, 2016 | 12:26 pm

The Agrarian Services Department said that funds will be provided for farmers to purchase fertiliser starting from April 4.

The Commissioner General of the Agrarian Services Department Sunil Weerasinghe stated that the funds will be issued to all banks by the said date.

He added that about 80 percent of the data required to complete the application forms of the land owners have already been completed. He further stated that the banks will be provided with this information by March 24.

The government had decided to provide farmers with funds instead of the prevalent fertilisers subsidy.

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