The Cabinet has granted approval to grant the fertilizer subsidy to coconut cultivators. Minister Jagath Pushpakumara said the programme is being implemented on the advice of the President.
The Minister said the President as Minister of Finance submitted a special Cabinet Paper to provide the fertilizer subsidy to coconut cultivators. Receiving the subsidy is a realization of a dream of coconut cultivators. The Minister recalled with gratitude the intervention of Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa in this respect and expressed his gratitude to the President on behalf of the coconut cultivators. He called upon the coconut cultivators to use the fertilizer in a useful manner to increase production and provide coconuts to consumers at concessionary prices.