Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera said that it has been decided to credit funds to the farmers’ bank accounts to buy fertilizers for the Maha Season at the rate of Rs.15,000 per hectare.
The government has allocated an amount of Rs.12,000 million for the purchase of fertilizers during the Maha Season.
The farmers will be able to purchase chemical fertilizers or organic fertilizers based on their preference.
The government has the required amount of MOP fertilizer (Bandi fertilizer) and urea fertilizer for now. Meanwhile, mud fertilizer, which is the primary fertilizer, is to be supplied by the private sector.
A bundle of urea fertilizer is provided by the public sector fertilizer companies for Rs.9,000 and the private sector has also agreed to provide it at the same price.
(Source – Lankadeepa)