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Seeds to be produced locally

Oct 2, 2010 7:12:55 AM - itnnews.lk

An action plan is being formulated to produce seeds for cultivation purposes.

The first meeting of the Task Force appointed on the instructions of the President to look into the production of seeds was held at the Agricultural Ministry. Minister Mahainda Yapa Abeywardena said that production of quality seeds that increases yield has to be expedited. The suitability of Matale for the production of onion seeds has been recognized. The Minister instructed the officials to provide the required facilities in this connection. The Task Force is focusing on the production of adequate seeds for the three year programme of making the country a self sufficient in big onions, potatoes, beans, green gram, Undu and peanuts.