President instructs the officials to use funds spent on chemical fertilizer to encourage organic fertilizer production.

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the relevant officials to take steps to provide organic fertilizer required for the ‘Maha’ Season to farmers without any shortage.  The President has also emphasized the importance of implementing a comprehensive mechanism in consultation with all sectors in this regard, President’s Media Division stated.

The President’s objective is to transform the entire agricultural sector of the country to use organic fertilizers.

President Rajapaksa pointed out the need to achieve this goal, which aims for the benefit of future generations, without causing any hindrance to the farmers. For this purpose, the production capacity of organic fertilizers should be increased. The President instructed the officials to import the required quantity of high-quality organic fertilizer if the quantity of fertilizer produced locally is not sufficient.

The President had given these instructions during a special discussion held with the officials of the Ministry of Agriculture and the organic fertilizer manufacturers at the Presidential Secretariat recently.

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