The government will not reverse the organic farming policy, introduce a better program to gain the confidence of farmers



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The government will not reverse the organic farming policy, introduce a better program to gain the confidence of farmers

Friday, December 24, 2021, 9:49 p.m. SL time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

December 24, Colombo: The “Presidential Working Group on Creating a Green Sri Lanka with Sustainable Solutions to Climate Change” decided to implement a program that will gain the trust of the farming community regarding the organic farming.

The working group has taken steps to introduce a new successful program due to the loss of confidence of the farming community in bioliquid fertilizers as well as other fertilizers introduced by the government for organic farming.

The decision was taken yesterday at a meeting of the sub-committee on organic fertilizer production, quality control and supply network management under the Ministry of Agriculture working group (23) .

Mahinda Amaraweera, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Creating a Green Sri Lanka with Sustainable Solutions to Climate Change, Minister of State for Agriculture Shasheendra Rajapaksa and several representatives of the subcommittee were present on the occasion. . The subcommittee is chaired by Minister of State Shasheendra Rajapaksa.

The subcommittee discussed at length how to successfully face the upcoming Yala season, overcoming some of the shortcomings encountered during the Maha season this year.

The Planning Division of the State Ministry of Agriculture explained the methods that have been advanced so far in the implementation of the government’s organic fertilizer policy and presented views on the continued implementation of the scientific methods mentioned in the president’s policy statement.

The main point raised during the discussion was that many of the problems that have now arisen in the implementation of these methods can be solved by producing the best quality biogenerated solid and liquid fertilizers in accordance with the recommendations of the Institution. the country’s national standardization and provide farmers.

During the discussion, it was further decided to continue the president’s organic farming policy taken for the welfare of the country.

“We look forward to continuing this initiative taken by our government, including His Excellency the President, for the future well-being of all the people of the country, without hindsight. We will never try to degrade the health of the people of the country in the hope of votes or preferences, ”said the chairman of the subcommittee, Shasheendra Rajapaksa.

It was also proposed to give the full support of the Presidential Working Group in this regard and to make a presentation on the status of the issues agreed upon during the discussion at the next meeting of the Working Group.

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