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* Sri Lankan government allocates Rs. 300 million for drought-affected paddy farmers to cultivate other crops
Thu, May 22, 2014, 10:51 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 22, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has allocated Rs. 300 million for the farmers to cultivate additional crops, Agriculture Minister Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena has said.

The farmers, who were unable to cultivate paddy due to water shortage brought about by drought conditions, are encouraged to cultivate additional crops which require less water, the Minister has said.

Some areas in Sri Lanka have experienced unexpected drought conditions since the beginning of this year and farmers have still not been able to start paddy cultivation as they do not have sufficient water, the Minister has explained.

According to the Minister, the government has allocated Rs. 300 million to cultivate additional crops and under the program, the Ministry plans to cultivate peanuts in 2,344 hectares, green gram in 8,806 hectares, big onion in 600 hectares, kurakkan (millet) in 25 hectares, sesame in 47 hectares, soya beans in 15,814 hectares, chilies in 3,941 hectares and ulundu in 425 hectares.

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