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Paddy Cultivation Recommences In The North

Oct 11, 2010 9:11:28 PM - thesundayleader.lk

Following the end of the three decade long war, farmers in the Northern Province have commenced the cultivation of around 80,000 hectares of paddy lands that were abandoned during the war.

Local media reports stated that the government in order to further expedite the cultivation of paddy has also supplied the farmers in the districts of Vavuniya, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Mannar and Jaffna with seed paddy, tractors, fertilizer and other facilities.

The Agriculture Department has initiated a programmes to train the farmers of new methods and technologies of farming.