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* Value Added Special Rice Flour Production Project launched
Sun, Sep 25, 2022, 09:25 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 25, Colombo: Minister of Agriculture, Mahinda Amaraweera Saturday launched the Value Added Special Rice Flour Production Project jointly implemented by the National Food Promotion Board with the Gannoruwa Food Research Unit of the Department of Agriculture.

The rice flour processing factory reserved for the trainees of the Gannoruwa Agricultural Training Institute was brought under the National Food Promotion Board and the production started from yesterday.

The factory was opened with the participation of the Minister of Agriculture, Mahinda Amaraweera and the State Minister Mohan de Silva.

Arraignments have been made for the sale and distribution of the rice flour products produced at the factory nationwide with the public-private partnership with the Haleys Company.

Palinda Sagara, Chairman of the National Food Promotion Board, mentioned that the rice flour produced here will also be distributed by the shops of the National Food Promotion Board.

Steps have been taken to process the rice flour produced at Gannoruwa Rice Processing Center into value added products. Accordingly, it is prepared using nutritious moringa leaves, butterfly pea (Nil Katarolu), and curry leaves.

Haley’s Company was also handed over the order for the production and supply of 50 metric tons of the processed rice per month.

Speaking at the event, Minister of Agriculture, Mahinda Amaraweera, said that for the preparation of this rice flour, local rice will be used, and paddy from the Paddy Marketing board will be used for this purpose. The Minister said that all measures will be taken to make the Maha season extremely successful this year, and it is the aim of the President Ranil Wickramasinghe to make this country self-sufficient with rice next year and completely stop the imports.


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