Written by Zulfick Farzan
27 May, 2021 | 1:53 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st); President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the relevant officials to take steps to provide organic fertilizer required for the ‘Maha’ Season to farmers without any shortage.
The President also emphasized the importance of implementing a comprehensive mechanism in consultation with all sectors in this regard, said the President’s Media Division.
The President instructed the officials to import the required quantity of high-quality organic fertilizer if the quantity of fertilizer produced locally is not sufficient.
The President gave these instructions during a special discussion held with the officials of the Ministry of Agriculture and the organic fertilizer manufacturers at the Presidential Secretariat.
Fertilizer manufacturers said that the total amount of organic fertilizer required for agriculture can be produced locally within a few seasons.
The government spends a large number of funds annually to import chemical fertilizers & the President said that this amount could be used to encourage the production of organic fertilizer.
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