Import of chemical fertilizer has been banned.

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The minister of agriculture, Mahindananda Aluthgamage says that the Cabinet approval has been received to the cabinet paper presented by the president to ban the usage of importation of chemical fertilizer, pesticide and weedicides. He said this ban will be implemented from the forthcoming Maha season. The number of kidney and cancer patients can be reduced by using organic fertilizer for cultivation purposes. President Rajapaksa said the measures will be taken to ensure that only organic fertilizer would be used in the agriculture sector in the country in future.

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