The Ministry of Agriculture has indicated that the daily production of milk, eggs and poultry in Sri Lanka has decreased significantly. The Ministry stated that this is due to the lack of maize, soybeans, sorghum and grass required for the production of animal feed.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Agriculture points out that the government factory has also closed down due to the shortage of maize, green beans and soybeans required for the production of triphosha for pregnant mothers and children.
The Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera recently emphasized that it is mandatory to release urea fertilizer for the farmers who planted maize this year.
Accordingly, he had also instructed the officials to release part of the stock of urea fertilizer to be received from India for maize cultivation. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Agriculture said that Sri Lanka will receive the stock of urea fertilizer provided by the Indian government in the first week of this month.