The government has launched a programme to plant four million coconut saplings in the country.
The programme is expected to be a long term solution to the coconut shortage faced by the country. The Coconut Development Ministry is to commence to programme at different levels in the country.
The programme is to be implemented through the Grama Niladhari and the Divisional Secretariats.
In a bid to address the coconut shortage faced by the country, the government even imposed legislation preventing the felling of coconut trees without approval.