The Ministry of Agriculture, Wildlife, and Forest Conversation has decided to obtain views and suggestions from various parties pertaining to lifting the ban imposed on glyphosate.
The Ministry has planned to commence a broad agriculture cultivation programme in the days ahead.
Several factions are of the view that in order to reap a suitable harvest, the ban on chemicals to combat weedicides must be lifted.
The Ministry said agri-experts, farmers representatives and associations, seed and plant manufacturers, and corn producers have urged that the ban on glyphosate, for plantations such as corn, tea, paddy, chilli, cowpea, mung beans, soya beans, potatoes, and plantains be lifted.
Meanwhile, the Agri Research and Manufacturers Association during recent discussions with the Minister of Agriculture had also urged that the ban on glyphosate be lifted.
Accordingly, Minister Mahinda Amaraweera called for views and suggestions to be gathered in this regard in order to table a proposal to the Cabinet of Ministers pertaining to lifting the ban.