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Last modified on: 2/24/2011 9:52:32 AM 'Hadabima' helps to push cultivation drive

'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.

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