Agriculture Minister Duminda Dissanayake says that the fertiliser subsidies for the Yala cultivation seasons will be available from midnight today (5).
He stated that fertiliser for paddy will be provided at Rs 500 per 50 kg while fetiliser for other crops will be provided at Rs 1,500.
The Government decided to bring back the previous fertiliser subsidy scheme as farmers countrywide had objected to the proposed programme to provide an allowance to purchase fertiliser.
Government has planned to deposit cash for full market value of fertiliser to the bank accounts of farmers, starting from the next cultivation season.
However, the that programme was scrapped and fertiliser will now be provided at subsidized prices. Under this programme Urea, Triple superphosphate (TSP) and Muriate of Potash (MOP) will be provided at Rs 500 per 50kg.