Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera had with farmer representatives, the Ministry of Agriculture said steps have been taken to provide 2202 MT of chemical fertiliser to paddy farmers.
Accordingly seed have been sown on 6,774.3 hectares this Yala season covering all nine provinces including the Mahaweli Zone. The Ministry has informed Amaraweera that they have taken necessary action to provide, Urea 1524 M, TSP (Triple Super Phosphate) 372.6 MT and MOP (Murate of Potash) to farmers.
It is also reported that a programme is being implemented to prevent the shortage of quality seed paddy. (KK)