Fertiliser distribution centres islandwide
The Ministry of Agriculture has decided to set up fertiliser
distribution centres and a fertiliser warehouses for all 554 Agrarian
Service Centres throughout the island. This will streamline the existing
system of distributing fertiliser and ensure that adequate fertiliser is
supplied to farmers at the guaranteed price.
A spokesman for the Department of Agrarian Services said that
approximately 750,000 metric tons of fertiliser are imported annually at
a cost of over Rs. 50 billion. The Fertiliser subsidy has helped farmers
to generate a higher income through farming. "Fertiliser subsidy has
been granted to the farmers during past nine years. It has paid Rs.
6,600 billion to the private sector for the implementation of fertiliser
subsidy program" the spokesman said.