Environmental organizations praise the cabinet paper presented by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to bring solutions for the issues related to the environmental issues of the country. The president presented a cabinet paper called to provide solutions for the long standing environmental issues in the country. A meeting in this regard was held recently under the patronage of Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage. This cabinet paper contains 20 proposals. One of the main proposals is use of organic fertilizer instead of chemical fertilizer. The use of chemical fertilizer leads to many health and environmental issues in the country. The situation in the soil in the many part of the country is badly affected due to the use of chemical fertilizer. Experts have pointed out that the chronicle kidney disease reported in the Rajarata area are one of the main issues related to the use of chemical fertilizer in the country. The government has allocated one billion rupees from the budget to provide organic fertilizer for the farmers. Famers and religious leaders have also expressed their gratitude over the cabinet paper presented by the president in this regard.
- No fertilizer shortage in the country
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