Diesel shortage affecting transport, agriculture & fishing industries

Diesel shortage affecting transport, agriculture & fishing industries

Diesel shortage affecting transport, agriculture & fishing industries

Written by Teena Marian

01 Mar, 2022 | 4:34 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The spokesperson of the Samagi United Trade Union, Ananda Palitha stated that more than 2,000 cargo containers and 9,000 private buses have stalled without Diesel.

Additionally, he stated that as of now, 50% of the farming industry has been destroyed with the introduction of organic fertilizer and the farmers are unable to even save the remaining 50% without Diesel to operate their machines.

During a media briefing held on Tuesday (01) he said that around 1,700 boats have been anchored without Diesel and they are unable to set out to the sea.

Fishermen, as well as farmers, are now suffering due to fuel shortages in the country.

Farmers in the Sungavila, Polonnaruwa area have commenced harvesting in the Maha season.

In the midst of the fertilizer crisis, farmers carried out their cultivations facing several challenges.

They allege that apart from the fertilizer crisis, the problem they have now is the fuel shortage.

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