Former Agriculture Secretary exposes fertilizer fraud (Video)
Posted on December 24th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News

Former Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture Prof. Udith K. Jayasinghe stated that there was a fraud in importing nano fertilizer at a higher price.

He pointed out that a bottle of nano liquid fertilizer, which could have been bought for USD 5.25, has been bought for USD 10.

Meanwhile, farmers are still complaining that their crops are being destroyed due to the substandard fertilizer that was provided by the government.

Farmers in Welikanda, Susirigama, and Malinda villages in the Mahaweli B zone in the Polonnaruwa district have been affected in this manner.

This is due to the fact that the paddy cultivations cultivated under the Maha season this year have turned yellow, and the growth has slowed down.

Farmers in these areas have cultivated paddy in an area of ​​nearly 1000 acres.

Although the government provides organic liquid fertilizer for these crops, farmers refuse to use them due to their substandard quality.

Meanwhile, the National Agrarian Union today (24) responded to the statement made by Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage that there will be no food shortage in the country.

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