Paddy farmers to recieve fertiliser at a concessionary rate

Paddy farmers to recieve fertiliser at a concessionary rate

Paddy farmers to recieve fertiliser at a concessionary rate

Written by Ramesh Irugalbandara

06 Apr, 2018 | 1:31 pm

Minister of agriculture Duminda Dissanayake has promised to provide fertiliser to farmers who cultivate paddy as well as other crops at a concessionary rate with effect from midnight tonight.

Accordingly, Paddy Farmers will be able to purchase the fertliser at a cost of Rs 500 while farmers who grow other crops will have to pay Rs 1500 for the fertiliser.

Minister Dissanayake addressing a media briefing in Colombo today said that the distribution of fertiliser will take place through the Agrarian Development Centers.

Earlier Minister Duminda Dissanayake implemented a program to issue money to farmers instead of fertiliser. However, the program was criticised by civil society organizations


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