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Govt to deposit cash to farmers’ bank accounts for fertiliser

The government will deposit cash for full market value of fertilizer to farmers bank accounts from next cultivation season, Agriculture Minister Duminda Dissanayake said. He stated that in addition to banking cash for fertiliser to cultivate paddy, corn, soya and onion, each farmer will receive a free agri insurance cover …

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Government cuts state land lease rentals for agriculture

Sri Lanka has cut the lease rentals charged on state land released for commercial agriculture, Lands Minister Gayantha Karunathilake said. Though concessions were given for state land released for housing and industry, land released for commercial agriculture is charged a higher rate, he said. Under concessions approved by the cabinet …

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