Peliyagoda Fish Market waste being used for manure production

Rebecca Pavey | Published: 2:16 PM Oct 25 2021
Local Peliyagoda Fish Market waste  being used for manure production

Daily discarded waste from the Peliyagoda Fish Market is now being used to produce organic manure.

Speaking about the novel product, President of the Peliyagoda Fish Traders' Association, Jayasiri Wickramarachchi noted that the liquid manure is 100% organic, and does not use any chemical additives for its manufacture.

He added that the manure could be used to both, control pests and to increase yields in paddy and vegetable crops.

The product has been inspected by State Minister of Fisheries, Kanchana Wijesekera.

Wijesekera pointed out the importance of producing fertilizers and pesticides for organic farming at a time when there is a great deal of interest and revival in organic farming in the country, adding that the government is making every effort to promote this product.

Rebecca Pavey | Published: 2:16 PM Oct 25 2021

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