Arrangements are underway to issue the stocks of coconut fertilizer at subsidized rates.
It has been estimated that it will cost four billion rupees for the Government to grant fertilizer subsidy for coconut cultivation.. The Government has taken measures to provide fertilizer subsidy for large scale coconut cultivations as well as home gardens. The Fertilizer Corporation is finalizing arrangements in this connection. The Government is already providing fertilizer subsidy for a number of cultivations including paddy. This relief measure has been provided under the Mahinda Chinthana Policy. It is reported that fertilizer subsidies may be granted for all types of cultivations in the future.