The programme launched by the government to provide seed paddy for the ‘Maha’ season has been successful.
The government launched a programme to create interest in the farmers to produce seed paddy for cultivation. The Government provided assistance to the farmers while instructions were provided by the Agriculture Department. The farmers say that they have obtained a good harvest due to this. The seed paddy produced by the farmers has been cultivated in an area of 150 acres in Matale. It is expected to obtain around 7,000 bushels of paddy from it.