President Gotabaya Rajapaksa advised the officials to study the machinery required to produce organic fertilizer and manufacture machines that could be built locally with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Army Engineer’s Corps at state owned factories and import the rest.
The President gave these instructions at a discussion held at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (02) with regard to the production of organic fertilizer.
Special attention was paid to the production of fertilizer at the local government level. The President also explained the need to impart technical knowledge to these institutions.
The raw material required for the production of organic fertilizer can be conveniently obtained from the rural environment itself.
The President highlighted that this would preserve the cleanliness and splendour of the village and at the same time a brand new rural economy network could be built with the assistance of the Samurdhi beneficiaries.
"Challenges may arise when implementing this programme. But in accordance with the National Policy Framework “Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour,” the right of the people to a non-toxic diet must be guaranteed to raise a healthy and efficient citizenry. Numerous elements across the globe claimed that it was impossible to defeat terrorism. A similar notion is shared by many with regard to the organic fertilizer programme as well. “Overcoming this challenge is the need of the era,” the President emphasized.
The President also stated that in order to make this programme a success, it is imperative that the farmers be provided with the required amount of organic fertilizer without shortage.