The Government has decided to introduce the cultivation of mid-season supplementary food crops after the Yala paddy harvest.
The Agriculture Ministry is to initiate the mid-season supplementary food crop cultivation for paddy this year between the two main harvesting Yala and Maha seasons.
Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture W. A. Karunatilake said that most of the paddy lands remain uncultivated during the period between the two seasons. He said there were a few months between the two paddy harvesting seasons and the Ministry was looking at introducing the cultivation of green gram during the period in-between.
Karunratne also said that the initial plan is to cultivate green gram as a mid-season crop in 10,000 hectares of paddy land, and the seeds are to be sown in paddy fields soon after the harvesting of the Yala season.(News.lk)