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  • Programme for enhancing B onion Production to meet the national...

    Rs. 2.5 Million assistance package to every family joining the project. Modern storage facility each per family. Tunnels, spraying irrigation systems and equipment etc. from the Government

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  • Practical move which strengthen local food production and stop imports...

    The national requirement of dried chillie is 60000 Metric Tons and 100% of the requirement is being imported. In keeping with the Government policy of putting an end to imported economy, the Ministry of Agriculture has taken measures to cultivate 5000 hactares of chillie this year.

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  • Passion Fruit Cultivation Project to receive an income of Rs. 80,000 –...

    During his observation tour of agricultural projects, Agriculture Minister MahindanandaAluthgamage inspected a successful 100 acre passion fruit cultivation in Galewela area to which 50 farmers are contributing.

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  • Arrangements have been made to issue rice to all super markets

      Arrangements have been made to issue rice to all super markets, Sathosa sale outlets (C.W.E.) and co-operative sale centres from 1st April at Government controlled price in view of the coming festive season. Accordingly consumers may purchase ‘’Nadu’’ at Rs.97 and Red and White ‘’Kekulu’’ at Rs.95/- Chairman, CWE, Co-operative Commissioner and Chief Executive Officers of all Super...

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  • National Drive for asweddumization of fallow paddy lands by removing the...

    Agriculture Minister gives assurance that he will not allow to fill even one inch of paddy land. 100,000 abandoned paddy lands in the island. Asweddumization of 28,000 acres commence under first stage. Asweddumization of paddy lands in 320 Agrarian Services Centre areas commence at the same auspicious time. National ceremony at Pahuruela, Dompe in 140 acre fallow paddy land.

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  • Allegations that destroying country’s forest reserves is a false...

    Farmer representatives throughout the island are telling to Media Non GovernmentalOraganizations are behind this false propaganda campaign. Foreign balck money is spending on it Those who are organizing protest campaign in Colombo should come to the village and see for themselves the reality of the allegation. We are those who are objecting first if anybody is destroying forest...

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  • National Drive for Asweddumization of Abandoned Paddy Londs. (Fallow...

        National Drive for Asweddumization of Abandoned Paddy Londs. (Fallow Paddy Loud)   At 9.00 a.m. on 25.03.2021   The total extent of abandoned paddy land in Sri Lanka is 100,000 acres. It has been planned to commence asweddumizing land beloned to 320 Agrarian Services Centres on 25.03.2021 for Yala season of 2025 (The National Ceremony will commence with the...

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  • Measure to make the country self sufficient in livestock production

      Measures have been taken by the Small Holder Agri Enterprises Participatary Project (SAPP) operating under the Ministry of Agriculture to enhance living condition of 500 families in the Anuradhapura district.

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  • Action to uplift 5000 maize farmers in Rajarata

    Fair price to local farmers stopping import Make the country self-sufficient in maize All under state patronage Government contribution includes modern technology, modern machinery and equipment Seed subsidy of 50% Ultimate objective is to make the country self- sufficient listening to farmers and giving priority to their telling, experience, views and proposals. So said the...

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  • Chilli Cultivation Project to build up the economy of 1200 families

    Government Contribution is Rs.584 Mn. Implementation under provisions and direction of the Agriculture Sector Modernization Project. Financial support and Technological know how to 1200 farmers to cultivate ¼ acre each Chilli Export Processing Centre to Saliyapura at a cost of Rs.11 Million 1200 farmers in Anuradhapura district have already been partners of this chilli cultivation...

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  • Peoples’s interest in the field level paddy purchasing drive is...

    One month paddy purchasing drive from March 8 to April 7 is now in progress in 06 districts. The Minister of Agriculture inspected PMB stores in Kilinochchi Programme of purchasing 200,000 MT of paddy within a month has been a successful understaking.

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  • Mobile Rice Production Machine with a capacity of milling 05 Metric Tons...

    Innovator Mr. WikumSampathDimbulgastenna has introduced to Agriculture Minister MahindanandaAluthgamage a mobile rice producing machine with a capacity of milling 05 Metric Tons of rice per hour at the Ministry of Agriculture today.

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  • Current Situation of the National drive of Paddy Purchasing

      Quantity of paddy so far purchased by the Government   - 5000 Metric Tons  

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  • One – month national drive for purchasing paddy at the field itself From...

    Go to the field and purchase moist paddy Priority to 6 districts. Achieving a target of purchasing 2000,000 Metric Tons within a month. 366 Officers and 60 lorries to make this national drive a success.

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  • The New Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture assumes duties at the...

      Mr. M.B Rohana Pushpakumara assumed duties today as the new Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture. Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage and officials of the Ministry joined this occasion. He is a senior officer of the Administrative service who functioned as the District Secretary of Galle and Nuwara Eliya.

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