Farmers should not have any fear in organic fertilizer initiative; President

Farmers should not have any fear in organic fertilizer initiative; President

Farmers should not have any fear in organic fertilizer initiative; President

Written by Zulfick Farzan

12 May, 2021 | 6:52 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Tuesday (12) said that the decision to start using organic fertilizer was taken towards endowing a healthy future generation to the country.

The President expressed these views at a meeting held with the members of the ‘Presidential Task Force on Creating a Green Sri Lanka with Sustainable Solutions to Climate Change’ at the Presidential Secretariat.

The President said that the government is ready to buy paddy for a higher price than the guaranteed price if there is any reduction in the yield due to the use of organic fertilizer.

Therefore, he said the farmers should not have any fear in the initiative.

The President said that the government is ready to bear the cost to ensure that the consumers can purchase rice for existing prices.

The President further stated that the government is ready to provide the necessary facilities if the companies that imported chemical fertilizers start producing organic fertilizer.

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