Send urea for Maha season immediately – Amaraweera

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The Minister of Agriculture, Wildlife and Forest Resources Development Mahinda Amaraweera instructed officials to take steps to promptly send urea fertiliser required for the Maha season.

Accordingly, Amaraweera advised officials to send fertiliser to Ampara, Batticaloa, Mullaitivu, Jaffna, Anuradhapura, and Monaragala as paddy cultivation for the Maha season in those districts is scheduled to start in the first two weeks of October.

While President Ranil Wickremesinghe approved to provide a 50 kg bundle of fertiliser for a price of Rs 10,000 in the Maha and Yala seasons, a bundle of urea fertiliser weighing 50 kg is to be provided for Rs 15,000 for tea and maize crops.

 Amaraweera also emphasised that all arrangements have already been made to provide MOP (Murate of Potash) fertilisers for paddy cultivation in the next Maha season.