In the first seven months of 2021, tea output was up 19.6 percent to 187.8 million kilograms.
There was no mention of other grades of rice in the new statement
Fiver firms to invest Rs8bn and import 4,200 milch cows
Production drop of 15-20-pct this year
About 28 percent of farmers who had reduced fertilizer use this season said the crop had fallen by 40 percent
A noble cause that needs to be strategised and implemented step by step
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s government has completely banned the use of chemical fertilizers.
The government also will be importing some components of essential nutrients to go with organic fertilizers.
Autarky tax on milk powder lifted to lower import prices
Crop intake may be falling in some areas
Sugar SOEs expect to produce 20-pct of organic fertilizer needs
"If we make the country organic we can earn 20 billion US dollars in two years." the minister said
China buys more than last year
In the five months to May 2021 Sri Lanka had produced 134.72mn kilograms up 30.6-pct from Covid-19 hit
Up to 800,000 hectares of rice is expected to sown in the upcoming season
The current Yala season is expected to product 1.5 million tonnes of paddy.
Imports were 400,000 tonnes in 2016 compared to 900,000 in 2019
The rupee has fallen from 182 to 200 amid the latest money printing
Officials not taking decisions due to fear
Liquid organic fertilizer extracts would continue to be allowed
Adds to existing controls on jackfruit
Farmers having less than one hectare of land will also be given 30,000 rupees to produce organic fertilizer.
A procurement committee would be set up for organic fertilizer and chelated plant micro-nutrients
Any shortfall to be imported
But permission will be given to import fertilizer in 2021
The new rules apply to bills of lading and airway bills dated May 06 or after.