Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* New Agriculture Minister to promote organic farming
Wed, May 9, 2018, 10:51 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 09, Colombo: The first cabinet paper to be submitted by the Ministry of Agriculture after the reassignment of ministers next week will put forward a proposal by the new Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera to promote organic farming.

Minister Amaraweera said that as the new subject minister he will submit the first Cabinet paper for the promotion of organic agriculture without the use of toxic agrochemicals to the Cabinet of Ministers for approval.

At present, 3801 farmers in Sri Lanka are cultivating paddy under organic farming on 4955 acres. These farmers cultivate traditional local varieties of paddy and a high price is available for the organic rice out of those at the local market.

The cabinet paper, which aims to encourage farmers to cultivate organic farming will propose providing financial assistance to farmers to encourage them to use organic farming instead of giving them a fertilizer subsidy.

The fertilizer subsidy will be granted to the farmers who use chemical fertilizer on their paddy fields.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
National fund to be established to ensure protection of children
-- [54 minutes ago]
Lifetime ban for fishing boat skippers engaged in human smuggling
-- [1 hour and 25 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka President appoints interim authority to rehabilitate drug addicts
-- [2 hours ago]
'We need to act before we extinguish ourselves'- Chandrika Kumaratunga
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to launch its first satellite in April
-- [3 hours ago]
India awards prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Scholarships to 150 students across Sri Lanka
-- [4 hours ago]
Carbon dating report of Mannar mass grave bone samples presented to court
Five new BOI projects to start in Jaffna
CID to question OIC of Southern Province Special Crime Investigating Unit over the abduction of two businessmen
Issuing e-Health cards to public starting tomorrow from Kalutara District

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.