Government bodies in EP told to develop programmes
All local Government bodies in the Eastern Province have been instructed to develop programmes for the manufacture of organic fertilizer under orders of Governor of the Eastern Province Anuradha Yahampath. The Governor also requested all local Government bodies that are already engaged in the production of organic fertilizer, to provide necessary information regarding production.
These views were expressed by Governor Yahampath during an online meeting held on 9th June regarding the Government’s decision to ban the use of chemical fertilizer. She also stressed that in areas where collection of waste is low, alternatives methods should be used to produce organic fertilizer.
In addition, the Governor directed the Provincial Agrarian Services Commissioner to prepare a plan to ensure that the farming community would be able to obtain the required amount of fertilizer. The meeting was attended by the Chief Secretary of the Province, the Commissioner of Local Government, the Assistant Commissioners of Local Government, the Mayors and the Chairmen of the Pradeshiya Sabhas. (TF