Private sector allowed to import chemical fertilizers from today

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Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage says permission will be granted to the private sector to import chemical fertilizer with effect from today He made this remark addressing the special media briefing held this morning to announce Cabinet decisions.   However, the government’s policy to promote green agriculture in the country will not be rolled back, the minister stressed.

He added that a gazette notification green-lighting the import of chemical fertilizer by the private sector is expected to be issued within the day.

He said the government policy  for making a green agriculture will not be changed.  The seeds needed for the organic cultivation will also be provided for the farmers.



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