Hon. Duminda Dissanayke pledged that arrangements would be made to promote the production of potato seeds locally to minimize the cost on the import of potato seeds.
This was stated by him while attending a field tour for identifying problems faced by farmers in the Nuwara Eliya districts.
The main problem faced by potato farmers in Nuwara Eliya district is the higher cost on the import of potato seeds. Therefore, the Minister emphasized the need of making urgent arrangement to encourage the production of local potato seeds.
The farmers in Nuwara Eliya district expressed their happiness at the interest shown by the Hon. Minister to solve their problems.