Importing fertilizer into the country annually costs a huge amount of money. If that amount of money can be used for the development of the country, it will undoubtedly be of great benefit to the country. On the one hand. On the other hand, scholars and researchers have been pointing out that chemical fertilizers have been used in Sri Lanka for a long time. This new option is a great solution.
Now we turn to that. In fact, the Western Province is like the heart of the country’s economy. The vast majority of the export processing zones that bring foreign exchange to the country are located there. In addition, large numbers of people are flocking to Colombo, Gampaha and other districts for employment. As a result, the Western Province is densely populated and its cultivation area is very limited.
So, such a dense West has to bear the brunt of the overpopulation. The various needs of the people must be met. There is a strong need to meet the unlimited needs of the limited resources available there.
In the face of the Kovid 19 epidemic, people are now facing more economic hardship than ever before. It is also commendable to local and foreign economic analysts that Sri Lanka, along with all other countries, is beginning to think anew and work anew. It is also true that there is a great interest in home gardening in the Western Province.
Also, a number of accelerated development projects are being implemented in the country in line with the ‘Vision of Prosperity’ policy statement presented by President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. The contribution of the Western Provincial Council is immense. As the Governor of the Western Province, Marshal of the Air Force Roshan Goonetileke has been entrusted with a major task in that difficult task. This is one of them. That is, the project to produce effective international standardized organic liquid fertilizer using organic manure disposal material.
This latest productive product is being added by the Western Province Department of Agriculture to the non-toxic organic farming included in the Vision of Prosperity.
This project is being implemented by the Western Provincial Department of Agriculture under the supervision of the Governor. All research and operation of this organic liquid fertilizer production is carried out under the supervision of the Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Western Province. It is a matter of great pride for us to be 100% Sri Lankan in the production of this amazing organic liquid fertilizer that is well suited to our land and our cultivation.
The work that a fertilizer factory already located in Pitipana, Negombo has done for the country is not insignificant. It is through the Western Province Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Irrigation, Fisheries, Animal Production, Health and Agrarian Development. Nayanananda Nilwala is the Secretary of the Department in charge of those subjects. In fact, he is the creator of this work. Srimal Dasanayake is also the officer in charge of this project.
This new type of organic liquid fertilizer is launched with a small number of employees in a very small space. A new factory has now been set up at the Aquaculture Development Project site in Pitipana, Negombo. All the raw materials used for this are waste types. It already produces high quality organic liquid fertilizer required for various crops. On the other hand, many of the wastes that have been added to the environment for a long time are now being turned into money in this way.
The condition is guaranteed under constant laboratory quality testing in a state-of-the-art laboratory. Also, the high quality of this new organic liquid fertilizer has been confirmed by observations made using various vegetables, fruits, ornamental plants etc. through its model farm. Accordingly, the researchers have confirmed that the yield of this liquid fertilizer can be obtained which is 25% -50% higher than the current yield. This new type of organic fertilizer has been introduced to the market not only in liquid but also in granular form. Hundreds of farmers have become living witnesses to its high quality of supply to the farming community at a very reasonable price under state responsibility. Another special feature of this new organic liquid fertilizer is that it has received recognition from growers not only in the Western Province but all over the island. The pilots point out that the main reason for this success is that it has been introduced to farmers based on observations that have been tested for a long time.
This organic liquid fertilizer is highly effective when mixed with water in the prescribed dose in a very short period of time. Already, this new organic fertilizer has been able to increase the yield of mangoes, jackfruits, manioc, goraka tomatoes, avocados, spinach, bitter gourd and many other ornamental flowers by more than 25%.
“A lot of waste is collected daily in the Western Province of Sri Lanka and that waste is disposed of without any management. Sometimes the waste of the group we use is constantly added to the reservoirs. We have long planned to produce organic liquid fertilizer that will not harm our soil, produce high yields for our crops, and produce food that is good for our body, for which we have studied the international standardized methods, and the arrival of the first wave of Kovid. With that we had time to think freely and engage in research, as a result of the research we did at that time. We had the opportunity to produce this organic liquid fertilizer. ”The Secretary tells the origin story of the organic liquid fertilizer thus created.The Pitipana Fisheries Research Institute site is now a single plantation, glowing with vibrant green giraffe blue, and every tree seemed to bear fruit. The ornamental plants are full of flowers, and this new fertilizer deserves respect.
“We have produced this fertilizer and given it to the farms for research. The result is one hundred percent successful. His Excellency the President’s Prosperity Vision This new fertilizer will make a significant contribution to a non – toxic, fertile farm that is part of the Policy Series. Research has shown that the application of other fertilizers reduces the fertility of the soil in Sri Lanka, but through the application of this fertilizer a quick and effective solution to the problem can be found by using this fertilizer to enable our garden to produce non-toxic fruits for our community. Therefore, the contribution of our Governor, Marshal of the Air Force, Roshan Goonetileke in the production of this fertilizer is to be commended. We receive excellent advice, counseling and sponsorship. ” Mr. Nilwala talks about how the second phase of this project was implemented. He says that after applying this fertilizer, it actually grows to the size of a handful of stubble on the Pitipana farm. The best evidence of this is now before us.
“We can reliably certify this fertilizer, and we have state-of-the-art laboratories to do so, so we can be confident that applying the right amount of this fertilizer will give your garden a new look to your garden, but we are still commercially available on this. Fertilizer production has not commenced but we will be able to supply the required quantity of fertilizer to the needy in the near future. We have received a huge demand for this project and under the guidance of the Governor, with the intervention of the President, we will continue to run this project on a commercial scale in the near future, ”the Secretary said of his future plans. At present, new buildings, new laboratories and new machinery are being installed and constructed in the Pitipana area. New liquid fertilizer will be produced in large quantities tomorrow through these machines. Through that production, the country’s production and agriculture will be given a new lease of life. This liquid fertilizer will be added to the soil for a tomorrow full of non-toxic fruits. Entering the market with a state liability, this fertilizer will make a fresh difference in organic farming.
These new organic fertilizer plants, which give high yields and grow very well, are dark green in color and very healthy. This in turn shows that the plants can successfully fight off various diseases. It is another relief to the farmer. This saves the farmer a lot of money spent on treating various diseases that affect the crops by applying various toxic chemicals. At the same time, the huge amount of money that is drawn to each country when they are imported annually saves the country from having to adapt to various chemical fertilizers and restore the fertile soil of the country which has become unusable.
For further inquiries you can call the Department of Agriculture, Western Provincial Council on 0112 092654.