Thursday, July 23, 2009

Fresh rubber plantation project in Moneragala

The Ministry of Plantation has taken steps to cultivate 40,000 hectares of rubber in the Moneragala district.

Already over 1,500 hectares had been cultivated. It is to be continued till 2016, ministry sources revealed.

According to these sources, this project carried under the Rubber Small Holders Entrepreneurship Development Program in keeping with the Mahinda Chinthana policy of bringing in economic development to under developed rural areas.

The Ministry has also planned to cultivate rubber in 2,500 acres newly during this year and provide required infrastructure facilities with the latest technology to the cultivators under the project, sources added.
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