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Agriculture programme launched in Mannar

Feb 28, 2011 5:56:19 AM - itnnews.lk

The ‘Rana-bimen Govi-bimata’ agricultural programme has been launched from Mannar.


It was launched at Veditalativu in Mannar under the theme “a green plant on fallow land”. The Hadabima Authority of the Agricultural Ministry is launching the programme jointly with the war heroes. 2500 types of plants will be cultivated in the first phase. 25 acres have been selected in the Veditalativu area in Mannar for this purpose. Tractors and other agricultural equipment required for the cultivation were handed over under the patronage of Minister Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena in Mannar. Secretary to the Agriculture Ministry K.A. Karunatilake and the Chairman of the Hadabima Authority Nandasena Herath and high ranking Army Officers participated in the occasion.