Govt to give farmers Rs 10M for Maha


Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said a sum of Rs 10 million would be provided to farmers for the upcoming Maha Season by the Government.

He stated that attention has also been paid to provide a sum of Rs 20,000 to farmers to help them purchase organic fertiliser while paving the way for the use of 30 per cent organic fertiliser in local agriculture.

The Minister also added that organic fertiliser will only be distributed among farmers after his Ministry is convinced of its quality, impact on cultivations and the effect on the environment.

By Nirmani Guneratne