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  • “Ready to feed the entire country accepting any challenge in future” –...

    National Programme of paddy purchasing commenced from Akkaraipattu. The National Programme of purchasing 0.3 Million Metric tons of Maha season paddy by the Government through Paddy Marketing Board Commenced ceremonialy at PMB store complex AT Akkaraipattu in Ampara with the participation of Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage and State Minister Shashindra Rajapaksa.

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  • Minister Mahindanandareveales 5 Mafias associated with agriculture

    More applications received by the Ministry of Agriculture are for filling paddy lands than those for cultivation. Indiscriminate chemical fertilizer use leading to 30 blind child-births per month while cancer and kindney patients are increasing daily. Fertilizer importation has been an attractive business due to the availability of commissions. Those who encourage for food importation...

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  • Establishment of Agro Production Companies at Agrarian Services Centre...

    Minister of Agriculture MahindanandaAluthgamage issues instructions ; To ensure transparency in respect of all foreign funded agriculture projects. Select poverty stricken areas too in addition to difficult areas in providing assistance. Distribute all assistance justifiably covering the entire island doing away with centralized approach. Government mediation, Government co-ordination...

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  • The government has launched a campaign against the vegetable mafia that...

    If the promised price is changed strict action will come into operation vVegetables purchased directly from the farmers to the Dedicated Economic Center v50-40 rupees less per kilo than yesterday vTransport in safe packaging which minimize post-harvest damage vVegetables to all Dedicated Economic Centers through the Ministry of Agriculture from next week vRetail profit is Rs.20 per kg...

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  • National Agriculture Policy which includes the necessity of the nation...

      A Committee of Experts consisting of 13 including the experts in agriculture field meets A National Policy that remains unchanged with effect of the change of governments A generation of agro-entrepreneurs who have safeguarded in terms of health, environment, locality, economic, social and cultural identity of the people A Program which increases the income of farmers and...

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  • The government is intervening to provide vegetables and fruits at...

     vSteps to purchase products directly from the farmers through the Department of Agriculture vCoordinating Agrarian Service Centers and District Secretaries and Farmer Organizations

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  • Grow fruits targeting the export market 2,000 families will receive Rs....

      In order to uplift the economy of the poor farming community in 4 electorates (Nawalapitiya, Gampola, Udunuwara and Hewaheta) in the Kandy District, a sum of Rs. 700 million (aid of Rs. 5 hundred thousandper family) was provided to 2000 families for the 'cultivation of fruits for export market' and it has been decided to doin a so-called manner through the 'Innovation Project'...

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  • All employees having no Land ownership of Janatha Estate Development...

    The Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage instructed that all employees of the Janatha Estate Development Board, including its workers who do not yet have land ownership, should be legally provided with lands within three months.

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  • Island wide Agricultural Information System (Database)

    The Ministry of Agriculture has taken steps to establish an island-wide centralized information management system covering all agricultural information. A special discussion on the progress of this was held at the Ministry of Agriculture under the patronage of the Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage.

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  • Perform own duties practically to build up the country towards a...

    Minister, Mahindananda Aluthgamage gives the instructions to the relevant officials  

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  • Work to build up the country through agriculture without kneeling to...

    Minister, Mahindananda Aluthgamage assigned the duty lists to the Directors of Agriculture. Duty lists under the signature of the Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture were distributed to all of them.

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  • Even though at this critical situation where COVID 19 is spreading,...

    Look into foods, accommodation and health facilities of the workers Carry out PCR tests for all the drivers of the lorries employed in distribution of fertilizers Should not pass the delays in ports, on the farmers  

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  • 50% of concession for 06 crops

    Purchasing 1000 kg of paddy subject to one hectare, under fixed price of 50 rupees from every farmer who is receiving fertilizer grant  Working practically in order to make the nation reached self-sufficient country with 16 crops Providing technology to the farmers rather than providing grant Implementing soil testing packages at every Agrarian Service Center Establishing a...

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  • Government of Netherlands agrees to provide agro-education and agro-...

    Her Excellency Mrs. Tania Kongridge, the Ambassador of Netherlands for Sri Lanka states that the Government of Netherlands is prepared to provide advanced and post-graduate education and knowledge of technology which are ideally suitable to this country’s agriculture.

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  • A Special Secretariat to coordinate Foreign Aid Projects of Agriculture...

    A Special Secretariat to coordinate the foreign aid projects relating to the Ministry of Agriculture and the State Ministries coming under it purview was declared opened. 

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