Chemical fertilizers cost farmers more than 30% extra
Posted on December 17th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News

Companies that import chemical fertilizers stated that farmers will have to pay 30 to 40 percent more for other crops, including paddy, as the government will no longer subsidize chemical fertilizers.

Sujeewa Walisundera, Secretary of the Special Fertilizer Importers’ Association, stated that the government has not yet paid around Rs. 27 billion due to companies for fertilizer subsidies for the past three years.

Meanwhile, agitations were held in several parts of the island today to protest against the lack of fertilizer for their crops.

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