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More Lands Cultivated

Sep 7, 2011 5:48:44 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The Agriculture Department says that an additional 500 hectares of land has been cleared of landmines and being cultivated with paddy in the North.

Agriculture Department office in Vavuniya states that 12,000 hectares were initially cultivated with paddy following the end of the three decade long war in the North.

Paddy is currently being cultivated in Vavuniya, Mannar, Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi and Jaffna Districts in the North.

The Agriculture Department notes that following the release of the additional 500 hectares for paddy cultivation, the government has taken steps to provide the Northern farmers with the necessary equipment to commence their livelihood.