However, Prof. Marambe said the stock of fertiliser that has been imported is sufficient for the farming community.
Prof. Marambe speaking at a media briefing in Kandy said the effort is to ensure that farmers have sufficient stocks of fertiliser for harvesting.
However, he noted that the government through whatever means has imported a potassium chemical fertiliser and commended the move as it will be used for paddy cultivation.
Prof. Marambe said a certain percentage of potassium is required for paddy cultivation.
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