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  • One – month national drive for purchasing paddy at the field itself From...

    Go to the field and purchase moist paddy Priority to 6 districts. Achieving a target of purchasing 2000,000 Metric Tons within a month. 366 Officers and 60 lorries to make this national drive a success.

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  • The New Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture assumes duties at the...

      Mr. M.B Rohana Pushpakumara assumed duties today as the new Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture. Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage and officials of the Ministry joined this occasion. He is a senior officer of the Administrative service who functioned as the District Secretary of Galle and Nuwara Eliya.

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  • Historical Decision by the Government to purchase paddy at competitive...

      Agriculture Minister, MahindanandaAluthgamage. No farmerswill be influenced to sell paddy to the Government The decision of compulsory selling by farmers receiving fertilizer subsidy for more than one hectare removed. Purchasing commenced from mid night yesterday 1 kg of moist paddy at Rs. 46, dried Nadu at Rs.54 and dried Samba at Rs.54.  In the event of price going up to...

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  • Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa tell lies to disrupt the national...

    Not taken any action to curtail fertilizer subsidy. Farmers who do not give 1000kg of paddy under paddy purchacing national programme have to buy fertilizer at the market price of Rs.4000 per bag. Agri insurance benefits will be given to farmers depending on their contribution to the government’s national programme. Government’s target is to protect both the farmer and the customer from...

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  • As proposed in the Annual Budget for 2021 propegation of fresh milk use...

      03    projects are under this 1.Creation of a proper market and increasing milk production. v  Rs. 136 Mn 2. Breeding project v  Rs. 100 Mn. 3. Incerasing small and medium scale milk production coupled with production efficiency v  Rs. 450 Mn. Allocation from SAPP project – Rs. 1050 Mn. Foreign funded projects operating under Livestock Ministry...

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  • “Economic Centres built up at public Funds amounting to billion of...

    MahindanandaAluthgamage, Minister of Agriculture. Our aim is to meet out justice both to the farmer and the consumer. All Economic Centres will be brought under single Trust. Sale stalls at Economic Centres are given directly to farmer organizations while farmers produces are channeled directly to Economic Centres. All responsibilities at Economic Centres will be entrusted to the...

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  • Follow the target to build prosperous and self sufficient country...

      Do away with desputes and differences Adhere to uniform programme through co-ordination between institutions Collect accurate statistics, data and information before starting work Follow targets daily Fully co-operate with paddy purchasing national programme Think innovatively and make experiments to find out successful and practical solutions to damages caused by animals and...

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  • Media breafing on fertilizer

    Media breafing on fertilizer   Country’s Total paddy cultivation extent both Yala and Maha season in 2020 – 1.3 million hectares Other Field Crops – 97120 hectares (DG – Planning) Fertilizer import in 2020 574705.9    Metric Tons Expenditure exceeds Rs.36 Billion (Sources – National Fertilizer Secretariat) Annual chemical fertilizer import grossly...

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  • “Ready to feed the entire country accepting any challenge in future” –...

    National Programme of paddy purchasing commenced from Akkaraipattu. The National Programme of purchasing 0.3 Million Metric tons of Maha season paddy by the Government through Paddy Marketing Board Commenced ceremonialy at PMB store complex AT Akkaraipattu in Ampara with the participation of Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage and State Minister Shashindra Rajapaksa.

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  • Minister Mahindanandareveales 5 Mafias associated with agriculture

    More applications received by the Ministry of Agriculture are for filling paddy lands than those for cultivation. Indiscriminate chemical fertilizer use leading to 30 blind child-births per month while cancer and kindney patients are increasing daily. Fertilizer importation has been an attractive business due to the availability of commissions. Those who encourage for food importation...

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  • Establishment of Agro Production Companies at Agrarian Services Centre...

    Minister of Agriculture MahindanandaAluthgamage issues instructions ; To ensure transparency in respect of all foreign funded agriculture projects. Select poverty stricken areas too in addition to difficult areas in providing assistance. Distribute all assistance justifiably covering the entire island doing away with centralized approach. Government mediation, Government co-ordination...

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  • The government has launched a campaign against the vegetable mafia that...

    If the promised price is changed strict action will come into operation vVegetables purchased directly from the farmers to the Dedicated Economic Center v50-40 rupees less per kilo than yesterday vTransport in safe packaging which minimize post-harvest damage vVegetables to all Dedicated Economic Centers through the Ministry of Agriculture from next week vRetail profit is Rs.20 per kg...

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  • National Agriculture Policy which includes the necessity of the nation...

      A Committee of Experts consisting of 13 including the experts in agriculture field meets A National Policy that remains unchanged with effect of the change of governments A generation of agro-entrepreneurs who have safeguarded in terms of health, environment, locality, economic, social and cultural identity of the people A Program which increases the income of farmers and...

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  • The government is intervening to provide vegetables and fruits at...

     vSteps to purchase products directly from the farmers through the Department of Agriculture vCoordinating Agrarian Service Centers and District Secretaries and Farmer Organizations

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  • Grow fruits targeting the export market 2,000 families will receive Rs....

      In order to uplift the economy of the poor farming community in 4 electorates (Nawalapitiya, Gampola, Udunuwara and Hewaheta) in the Kandy District, a sum of Rs. 700 million (aid of Rs. 5 hundred thousandper family) was provided to 2000 families for the 'cultivation of fruits for export market' and it has been decided to doin a so-called manner through the 'Innovation Project'...

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