The national programme of “Divi Neguma” to create stable household economies in order to create a self-sufficient country, has got underway.
The programme of cultivating million home gardens was launched to strengthen the economy, in the face of the world economic crisis. It was launched at the Matara Army Camp under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the auspicious time of 11.21 a.m today. Programmes were also launched at the regional and organizational level in parallel to this programme. A programme was launched at the ITN premises under the patronage of the Chairman of ITN Rosmond Senaratne and the Senior Officials. Our representatives said that cultivation drives were launched at home garden level as well. The Divi neguma programme has been launched jointly by several Ministries with the initiative of the Economic Development Ministry.