Farmers to be provided a 50 kg bag of Urea at Rs.10,000

The Ministry of Agriculture has received the first stock of 13,000 tons of Urea fertilizer   under the World Bank concessional emergency loan of US Dollars 110 million and accordingly, the Government has decided to provide a 50 kg bag of Urea fertilizer to paddy farmers at Rs.10,000, a release issued by the Presidential Media Division said.

This step was taken to protect household food security, farming and rural income based on the demands made during several discussions with the intervention of President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said.

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