'Hadabima' helps to push cultivation drive
Chairman of Sri Lanka 'Hadabima' Authority, Mr.
Nandasena Herath said that they would cultivate vegetables and other
subsidiary crops in 1000 acres in the North and Eastern Provinces with
Army and Civil Security Forces' labour.
The aim of this massive programme is to provide
quality vegetables throughout the country and it will be launched on the
direction of President Mahinda Rajapaksa and on the guidance of
Agriculture Minister Mahinda Yapa Abewardana.
The inaugural function of this massive programme will
be held at the Mannai Weditalathiv Camp on 26th February under the
patronage of Agriculture Minister and another parallel programme will be
launched at the Buoya Camp on the same day. According to Mr. Herath at
the first step the Authority has planned to cultivate around 50 acres
and lands and labour are available at Army Camps.
"After eradicating terrorism, soldiers are free of
their major duties. Their labour can be used to grow crops in the
country and the Sri Lanka 'Hadabima' Authority has planned to provide
seeds and organic manure" Said Mr. Herath.
These vegetables are planned to cultivate using the
organic farming methods and only organic manure is provided. Its' main
aim is to build a healthy generation in our country and according to the
'Hadabima' Authority Chairman.