A special programme is being launched to cultivate coconut in the North and Eastern Provinces.
A model nursery and a coconut garden will be established at Pallai in Jaffna. Meanwhile a nursery and a model garden will be launched in Kumburupitiya area as well.
Additional crops will also be cultivated in those areas. The Coconut Cultivation Board has also taken measures to launch a similar project at Pasikudah in Batticaloa.