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Government to avert a vegetable shortage

Jan 30, 2011 10:54:59 AM - itnnews.lk

The Government is taking all measures to avert a vegetable shortage. A contingency programme of vegetable cultivation is being launched.

The law that makes it compulsory to transport vegetables in plastic containers will be enforced from the 1st of next month. Vegetable cultivation in many areas in the island was destroyed due to inclement weather. The aim of the new programme is to prevent a shortage of vegetables and to control the increasing vegetable price. The first programme in a series, to create awareness in Government officials in this connection was held at the Matale District Secretariat. Minister Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena and Deputy Minister Rohana Dissanayake participated in the discussion.