World Bank To Provide Fertilizer Shortages
Photo: Minister Amaraweera with World Bank Country Manager Chio Kanda – Country Manager, John Keyser, Senior Agriculture Economist, Husam Abudagga – Advisor, Anjali Witharanage – Senior Procurement Specialist, Athula Senarathne – Senior Agriculture Specialist and Ministry Secretary M B R Pushpakumara.
The World Bank delegation yesterday agreed to provide the necessary financial assistance to provide the full amount of urea fertilizer required to cultivate paddy, said Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Agriculture, Wildlife and Forest Conservation.
Minister said: “We dont need to fear about the 2022 Maha season. I appreciate the World Bank’s support for our initiative to provide rice to the people of the country without any shortage in the future.”
He also said that they are holding iscussions with other such institutions and organizations to provide fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides for other crops.
“We, as the Ministry of Agriculture, urge all farmers to cultivate without fear,” he added.
A discussion was held at the Ministry of Agriculture yesterday regarding the obtaining of chemical fertilizers required for paddy cultivation in the 2022 season. The discussion was chaired by Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Agriculture, Wildlife and Forest Conservation. – Senior Agriculture Specialist and Secretary to the Ministry.