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::

* Cabinet nod to introduce a fertilizer subsidy scheme for organic paddy farmers
Sun, May 27, 2018, 11:59 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 27, Colombo: The government has received the cabinet approval to introduce a fertilizer subsidy scheme for paddy farmers using organic farming methods. The subsidy will be granted from the Yala season of this year.

Under the earlier method of granting fertilizer subsidy to the farmers in the form of cash, which was being implemented from the 2016 Yala Season onwards, the rice farmers had the option of using the cash subsidy to buy chemical fertilizer or organic fertilizer for their cultivation.

However, due to the unpopularity of the program, the government decided to provide subsidized fertilizer to the farmers again instead of providing cash for purchasing the fertilizers. Accordingly, the paddy farmers will be granted chemical fertilizer again to the farmers on a subsidized price from 2018 Yala Season onwards.

It has been observed that this program, which is now being implemented, had not provided any relief to the farmers who cultivate using organic fertilizer.

As such, Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera, considering the importance of encouraging organic cultivation, has made a proposal to identify the farmers who are engaged in the organic farming in each season and the actual extents of land to be cultivated at the Grama Niladhari Division level and credit the relevant financial subsidy in their bank accounts and make the necessary adjustments in each season based on the variations in the price of chemical fertilizer.

The cabinet of Ministers has approved the Minister Amaraweera's proposal.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
PM says new political alliance will be set up soon
-- [1 hour and 26 minutes ago]
FCID investigations reveal irregularities in investments of EPF funds
-- [1 hour and 55 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan President to commence working visit to Singapore today
-- [2 hours ago]
Education Minister bans practice of collecting money from parents for school activities
-- [2 hours ago]
Celebrating entrepreneurship: Hatch launches with a masterclass in start-up culture
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka handlooms to go hi-tech after decades
-- [4 hours ago]
Committee appointed to restructure SriLankan airlines wraps up work
Committee report on disorderly conduct in parliament handed over to Speaker
Sri Lanka Army releases 39 acres of occupied land in the East
Sri Lankan President instructs to fight Fall Armyworm infestation on a war footing

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.