Minister of Environment Mahinda Amaraweera says the Cabinet of Ministers decided to grant permission for the cultivation of coconut in all farming lands that cannot be used for farming.
Speaking during the meeting of the Presidential Task Force on creating a green socio-economy with sustainable solutions to climate change, the Environment Minister said the relevant circular will be issued promptly.
The fertilizer issue, land, forest conservation and wildlife, estate development and renewable energy were discussed during the meeting.
Joining the meeting State Minister Shasheendra Rajapaksa said over eight million litres of organic liquid fertilizer and 300,000 tons of organic fertilizer was distributed among the farmers thus far.
The State Minister said issues have arisen regarding the quality of organic fertilizer at present, due to the increase in demand and disruptions to the supply.
Speaking during the discussion Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said plans are in place to commence coconut nurseries by providing Rs.500,000 to each Divisional Secretariat, as there is a shortage of coconut saplings in the country at present.