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Economic condition of Dambulla onion Cultivators improves

Aug 17, 2010 5:58:15 AM - itnnews.lk

The economic condition of big onion farmers in Dambulla has improved as a result of a better yield.

Big onions are sold at a reasonable price while large stocks of are being received at the Dambulla Economic Centre. The farmers said they were able to obtain a harvest of 1500 kilograms per acre.

A kilo of big onions is being sold at 6o rupees at present. The local farmers are safeguarded due to the tax imposed on imports by the Government.

Our Representative pointed out that thousands of acres in Dambulla area are under big onion cultivation. The farmers mentioned that they are receiving a good harvest.