Chemical fertilizer will be imported for Yala season: Mahindananda
Posted on January 6th, 2022

Written by Amani Nilar  Courtesy News 1St

COLOMBO (News 1st); Adequate chemical fertilizer will be imported in time for the upcoming Yala season, says Minister of Agriculture, Mahindananda Aluthgamage. 

Speaking to media, the Minister admitted that as there is not enough time to purchase chemical fertilizer and use it for the existing Maha season, the fertilizer necessary for the Yala season will be imported by upcoming April month.

Moreover, he stated that fertilizer companies have already placed orders and there will be no shortage of chemical fertilizers in the market by the coming Yala season.

Meanwhile, the Minister mentioned that the Paddy Marketing Board will purchase paddy from any farmer at Rs. 75 per kilo this season due to the complaints received regarding the reduction in production. 

When inquired whether the Government would raise the selling price for paddy, the Minister said that a kilo of rice will still be sold for Rs. 50, and the Government will bear the loss of Rs. 25,000.

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