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Private sector allowed to import chemical fertilizers from today

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Permission will be granted to the private sector to import chemical fertilizers, weedicides and pesticides with effect from today (November 24), says Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage.

He made this remark addressing the special media briefing held this morning to announce Cabinet decisions.

However, the government’s policy to promote green agriculture in the country will not be rolled back, the minister stressed.

He added that a special gazette notification to green-light the importation of chemical fertilizer by the private sector is expected to be issued within the day.

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