Ministry of Mahaweli, Agriculture, Irrigation and Rural Development Agriculture Division Press Release

Sunday, 3 May 2020

Ministry of Mahaweli, Agriculture, Irrigation and Rural Development Agriculture Division Press Release

The number of daily complaints that fertilizer dealers are selling fertilizer at prices higher than fixed prices while they are selling subsidized fertilizers, is increasing. The price of a 50 kg pack of subsidized fertilizer for crops other than paddy is Rs. 1000 and the price of a mixed fertilizer pack is Rs.1150. Prices are printed on the pack. The government bears all the costs of fertilizers while set price is for the transportation costs of fertilizer companies and dividends of dealers.

Accordingly, subsidized fertilizer is a public property. Every offense in respect of subsidized fertilizer can be punished under the Public Property Act. Any civilian can complain on irregularities in the supply of fertilizer. Fertilizer companies have been instructed to cancel the dealership of dealers who sell fertilizer at higher prices. Complaints can be lodged at 0110340 3931 and 011 340 3794 in the Media Division of the Ministry of Agriculture regarding such fertilizer dealers.

Considering this situation, arrangements have been made to sell subsidized chemical fertilizer for vegetables, Fruits and field crops through agrarian Service Centers on the recommendation of the Agriculture Instructor.