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Direct policies to improve the agriculture industry – President

Sep 15, 2010 7:49:34 AM - itnnews.lk

President Rajapaksa has pointed out that direct policies should be formulated to uplift the agricultural industry.

The President was of the view that all officials should practically direct their attention to programmes for the betterment of the agricultural industry, strengthening the local farmer. The President was addressing Food Security and Cost of Living Committee meeting. He instructed the officials to undertake a survey of all institutions coming under the agricultural sector which had been shutdown by previous regimes and undertake an urgent programme to revive them.

The President’s attention was directed to the maintenance of price stability of essential consumer items, providing consumer goods without a shortage as well as maintaining a food buffer stock. A special report prepared by the Crop Research and Development Institute was handed over to the President. Several Parliamentarians and government officials were present.