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Coconut cultivation to be expanded in the North

Dec 23, 2010 4:34:27 AM - itnnews.lk

Minister Jagath Pushpakumara has said that maximum contribution will be made to uplift coconut cultivation in the North.

The Minister said the main topic of discussion throughout the country is the price of coconuts and related products. They will give maximum assistance to increase coconut production. Implements were being provided for self employment projects that can be started using coconut related raw material. He said that people have been trained in this connection. A coconut nursery too will be setup.

The Minister expressed these views at the inauguration of a new coconut oil plant in Kilinochchi. Tools required for the broom and ekel broom industry were distributed among a group selected from Mulaitivu and Oddusudan areas. Parliamentarians Namal Rajapaksa and Dilum Amunugama participated in the occasion.