Fertiliser to be distributed islandwide –Wakkumbura

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Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Janaka Wakkumbura said the Government will shortly release sufficient stocks of fertiliser to farmers countrywide.

He was speaking at a discussion with fertiliser suppliers and Ministry officials at the Ministry recently.

Wakkumbura assured that in the lead-up to the next Yala Season, the Government will release sufficient stocks of both carbonic and chemical fertiliser.

He said LCs were also being opened to import chemical fertiliser, targeting the Yala Season.

He said chemical fertiliser will be distributed among farmers via State-owned fertiliser companies and added that the Treasury has released funds to the Finance Ministry to resolve issues faced by farmers accustomed to using carbonic fertiliser.