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Successful grapes harvest in Jaffna

Aug 4, 2010 4:43:21 AM - itnnews.lk

Jaffna Cultivators have been able to get a successful grape harvest this year, with the dawn of peace in the country.

The farmers had cultivated more grapes this year in comparison to the previous year. The farmers are optimistic that they will be able to get the harvest in about another 15 days. At present a kilogram of grapes is sold between 300 and 350 rupees. The farmers said that it is a great relief for them as it brings economic benefits. They pointed out that grapes fetch a good price in the market and they have been able to meet the needs of their families.