In an experiment conducted by the Bathalegoda Agricultural Research Institute for 11 years and 22 years, it has been found that the yield decreases between 21 and 31 per cent through the application of organic fertilizers and it has been revealed that the highest yield can be obtained from the mixture of both chemical and organic fertilizers, but despite this data, the current government is not using organic fertilizers. Fertilizers were used for cultivation and therefore paddy yield increased by 53%, potato and other crops by 52%, maize by 68%, onion by 52%, chilli by 43%, cabbage by 64%, tomato by 62%, cabbage by 61%, beans The opposition leader said that 54%, Okra 49%, Vambotu decreased by 42% and all these are the data of the Ministry of Agriculture. Sri Lanka Latest News
In addition to this damage, the Auditor General’s report states that there was a huge financial loss in the serious fraudulent transaction that took place in the importation of excreta fertilizer and the Auditor General who prepared this report has the highest qualifications in the relevant subject from local and foreign universities. The opposition leader said that he was not a rogue auditor appointed to the State Engineering Corporation to prepare an internal audit report for revenge.
Because of this transaction c. 69 lakh dollars or 1382 million dollars have been lost to the country and in addition, the damage of the lost crop has not been calculated due to the non-application of 96000 metric tons of organic fertilizers that were planned to be used for cultivation in the high season. The opposition leader added that the expected compensation as well as the agreement made for the supply of organic fertilizers has not been calculated if the country has to pay a compensation fee in the future.
Mr Sajith Premadasa, the leader of the opposition, said this while joining the debate related to the report on the expenditure headings of the Ministry of Agriculture held in Parliament today (9).
Due to the nano fertilizer deal, the loss to the country is 78400 lakhs or 7.8 billion and an extra 1867 rupees has been paid per bottle and besides, the country and the farmers have been deceived into distributing potassium chloride which is a chemical fertilizer as organic fertilizer. The opposition leader also emphasized here that the agriculture minister has a responsibility.
Therefore, the leader of the opposition said to forget personal friendships and implement the recommendations mentioned in the audit report. He further said that the 31 farms belonging to the country’s livestock property are to be auctioned, including the Milko Institute, which is a wrong action.
The plantation community should no longer be treated as slaves and converted into small tea plantation owners.
Also, the upland plantation community that earns foreign exchange should be protected and they should not be labourers, given uncultivated land and turned into small tea plantation owners to further increase the country’s tea production they should be empowered as tea plantation owners and not as slaves. Mr Sajith Premadasa, the leader of the opposition, emphasized that if the government is unable to prepare the road to a house, the opposition will do it.
There are no solutions to the stupid decisions in the budget
In this year’s budget proposals, sustainable solutions have not been presented to the foolish decisions taken in the past, no compensation has been allocated for disasters like drought and floods, and no money has been allocated for the purchase of paddy, and no money has been allocated for the damage caused by the conflict between Satasivpawa and farmers. And said the opposition leader.
The opposition leader said that even if 250 million rupees are allocated for food security, at a time when there is a warning that there will be a drought in 2024, it should be investigated whether the allocation of as little as 250 million rupees is effective. The system is not being rehabilitated and to stop the damage, not only small irrigation but also medium and large irrigation systems can be rehabilitated.