Fertiliser subsidy only for farmers - Minister | Daily News

Fertiliser subsidy only for farmers - Minister

Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage stated that the fertilizer subsidy will not be given to any major company or institution other than farmers from the next season.

Cabinet approval has been granted to provide a 100% fertilizer subsidy given to paddy farmers and to provide the fertilizer subsidy for five hectares of cultivation.

The Minister further said that the fertilizer subsidy given to farmers in the past has been obtained by major companies and businessmen engaged in the timber industry who own more than 20,000 acres of land and no one will be allowed to misuse the fertilizer subsidy given to farmers by the government.