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Minister Basil Rajapaksa calls for assistance for the success of home-gardening programme

Jan 9, 2011 11:23:48 AM - itnnews.lk

Minister Basil Rajapaksa has called for assistance from Ministries for the programme of cultivating one million home gardens that was launched to uplift household economies.

The Minister said that this is a function that has to be fulfilled by the Ministry at the national level. He said that the Ministry is making a bigger contribution towards improving the rural economy. He said that support and participation of the Ministries was required in this connection.

The Minister expressed this view while participating in a programme held in the Parliament premises to raise awareness in the Ministers about the programme of cultivating one million home gardens. He focused on uplifting the economy of the rural people as well as providing opportunity to market their products. Ministers, Deputy Ministers and officials were amongst those who participated in the occasion.