Cabinet nod has been received to entice all Coconut cultivators by providing the fertilizer subsidy.
Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, addressing the weekly Cabinet news briefing pointed out that the Government has decided to provide a bag with a mixture of Urea and Potash fertilizer at 1000 rupees for coconut cultivators. It is planned to pass over these benefits to the cultivators. The direct subsidy scheme will be implemented through 160 Coconut Development Officers, 9600 agricultural Research and Production Assistants and 25,000 Samurdhi Officers with the coordination of the National Fertiliser Secretariat.. He revealed that the subsidy scheme is expected to cost the Government 2280 million rupees annually.