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More home garden cultivations planned

Jan 6, 2011 5:06:01 AM - itnnews.lk

The Agricultural Ministry is making plans to increase the number of cultivated home gardens from one million to 1.5 million.

Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said it is an accepted fact that the country is on the path towards progress. Economic growth is steadily increasing. He attributed this to the dedication of the people to serve the country. The responsibility of the Ministry of Agriculture is to increase production. He noted that the budget proposed the creation of one million cultivated home gardens. He said by that time in each Divisional Secretariat areas already there are two to three thousand cultivated home gardens.