Minister warns not to sell fertilizer for higher prices

Saturday, 12 May 2018 - 9:03

Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera says that strict legal action will be taken against anyone who attempted to sell subsidized fertilizer for higher prices.
The subsidized price of a sack of fertilizer is fixed at 1500 rupees.
Issuing a statement the Minister said that paddy farmers can obtain a sack of fertilizer from the Agrarian Service Centres for 500 rupees under the fertilizer subsidy.
He further noted that farmers who cultivate other crops can purchase a sack of fertilizer for 1500 rupees from the market.

The government has set aside Rs. 32.5 billion for fertilizer subsidy in 2018.