Colombo: India will immediately supply 65,000 tonnes of urea to Sri Lanka, which is facing deep economic and political crisis. Urea will be used for paddy cultivation. According to reports published in local media on Saturday, the Sri Lankan High Commissioner in New Delhi Milinda Moragoda raised the issue of fertilizers in a meeting with Fertilizer Secretary Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi on Thursday. During this, Chaturvedi assured him that India would soon supply 65,000 tonnes of urea to Sri Lanka.
‘This decision is in line with the Indian policy of ‘neighbourhood first’ ’
The Sri Lankan High Commissioner thanked Chaturvedi for this step, while the Fertilizer Secretary said that this decision is in line with the Indian policy of ‘neighbourhood first’.
Sri Lanka had banned chemical fertilizers
The government of Sri Lanka had banned the use of chemical fertilizers last year to move towards organic farming. Due to this, agricultural produce such as rice and tea was deeply affected.
India has given a loan of $ 3 billion Has given the facility.
Sri Lanka’s biggest economic crisis
Sri Lanka is going through the most severe economic crisis ever since its independence from Britain in 1948. The crisis arose mainly because of a lack of foreign exchange, which means that the country is unable to pay for imports of staple foods and fuels. Thousands of protesters have been on the streets across Sri Lanka since April 9, as the government has run out of funds for imports. The prices of essential commodities are skyrocketing.