Fertilizer shortages linked to escalating vegetable prices (Video)
Posted on October 24th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News

Economic centers say that vegetable prices have increased significantly since the fertilizer shortage for vegetable cultivation.

Meanwhile, farmers in many parts of the country engaged in protests today regarding the fertilizer issue.

Polonnaruwa – Representatives of 41 farmers’ organizations in the Bakamuna area went on a hunger strike in Bakamuna today and stated that they will not end their fast until fertilizer is provided.

Also, a protest was organized in Lunugamvehera today under the leadership of the Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa.

Farmers ‘representatives of Mahaweli farmers’ organizations also staged protests in Dambulla today demanding fertilizer.

Meanwhile, Minister S.M. Jayaratne addressing a function at the Kebithigollewa Agrarian Services Center today distributed nano nitrogen fertilizer to farmers. The Minister stated that a price of Rs. 80 per kilo of paddy will be given to farmers who have used organic fertilizer.

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