Subsidised fertiliser through 554 centres
The Agrarian Services Department has made arrangements to set up 554
centres island-wide to distribute subsidised fertiliser among the
farming community. The centres would be set up at Agrarian Services
Centres. Consequently, farmers would get the fertiliser requirements on
time when and where it is required without any obstacles.
Under the subsidy scheme, at least 750,000 metric tonnes of
fertiliser are imported annually and Rs. 50 billion is spent for that
W.E. Jayathilake, former Divisional Secretary for Bingiriya told a
meeting of farmers in the Kurunegala district that the Government has
been providing subsidised fertiliser to farmers for nine years
consecutively and a massive sum of money is spent on farmers under this
fertiliser subsidy, to encourage farmers to produce more food.