The Agricultural Ministry has launched a programme of providing 400,000 plastic containers for the transport of vegetables and fruits.
The main objective of this effort is to prevent the wastage that takes place in the transport of vegetables and fruits. The Agricultural Ministry has mooted a programme to provide these plastic containers on a relief basis. Speaking at the launch of the programme took place at the Ruhunapura Economic Centre in Matara under the patronage of Minister Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.
In the meantime the Minister patronized in the handing over of containers for the display of vegetables and fruits in their shops. This event took place in Colombo. About 1000 containers were distributed.