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Production and use of organic fertilizer on the rise

Jul 8, 2010 12:13:52 PM - itnnews.lk

The Agricultural Ministry says that the production and use of organic fertilizer has increased.

The use of organic fertilizer was introduced under the national cultivation drive. The Ministry points out that this has brought much benefit to the agricultural sector. There had been an increasing trend in the last decade on the use of chemical fertilizer. However, many farmers have now taken to using organic fertilizer. It is the desire of the Ministry to to step up the production of organic fertilizer by the end of this year. The Ministry has unveiled a programme in collaboration with several establishments to this effect. The use of organic fertilizer yields many benefits. Environmental pollution is minimized by recycling organic wastage while at the same time an increased production can be obtained incurring less expenditure. The Agricultural Ministry pointed out that efforts are underway to educate cultivators and officials in this respect.