Agriculture Ministry to audit urea distribution

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Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera instructed officials to conduct an immediate audit with regard to the distribution of urea.

The Minister has ordered his Secretary to carry out this audit inquiry as soon as the supply of fertiliser is over. He has added that the audit will identify shortcomings in the fertiliser distribution process and expose errant officials who fleece farmers. The Ministry stated that around 98 per cent of urea has already been supplied to farmers and they expressed confidence that they would be able to finish distributing the remaining two per cent within this week.

By Nirmani Guneratne