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* Sri Lankan government allocates over Rs. 370 million to provide seed paddy to drought-affected farmers
Thu, Dec 6, 2012, 01:23 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 05, Colombo: The government has allocated over 370 million rupees to provide seed paddy free of charge to the farmers affected by the severe drought during the Yala season this year.

The Treasury has granted Rs. 371.215 million to provide 291,657 bushels of seed paddy free of charge to the farmers who made claims of total losses of their harvest due to the drought.

A total land area of 58,319 hectares is estimated to be cultivated under this provision and it is projected to have 262,435 metric tons of paddy harvest which would approximately amount to Rs.8.4 billion.

The President Mahinda Rajapaksa has granted the relief to the farmers with the objectives of strengthening the home economy of farmers were affected during the drought period and to ensure food security of the country.

The seed paddy will be distributed in Kurunegala, Puttalam, Anuradhapura (including Mahaweli H division), Polonnaruwa, Matale and Vavuniya Districts. The Treasury has coordinated with the Ministry of Agriculture together with the respective District Secretaries and Government Agents to fulfill the distribution.



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