President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says that the people of the country did not elect him as President to look at the prices of dhal or rice.
The President made this observation when he visited a farm today (23) to observe the cultivation of XNUMX% organic farming.
“Even our previous governments have tried to do this. This is a difficult task. For about 30 years, my generation has seen ions grow traditionally. But unfortunately no leader made this decision. I believe I was appointed just to look at the price of lentils and rice. But to make a difference in this country, especially about this agriculture. Fertilizer was provided free of charge from the day I arrived. What was given for free really improved the living standards of the farmer. We increased the guaranteed price of paddy. “
Ada Derana 6.55 headline news broadcast yesterday (22) reported about this farm which produces XNUMX% organic fertilizer and successfully cultivates vegetables and fruits.
The news had drawn the attention of President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa as well.
Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage and several others were also present at the occasion.
Kuliyapitiya Udubeddawa Bunnehepola This fertile farm is spread over 16 acres and is run using XNUMX% organic fertilizer.
They use rotten fruits and vegetables to make worms grow on it and make the fertilizer they need.