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Soil Conservation Programme

  • Soil erosion has become a grave environmental and socio – economic problem. The soil erosion is caused by irregular and unsafe human activities, the ultimate results of which are silt depositing degradation, lowering of productivity and silt depositing in natural water – ways and irrigation tanks.
  • Therefore the Ministry of Agriculture has initiated various measures to at district level to educate the public, particularly the farmer community on the importance of soil conservation. They include conducting of training and demonstration programmes, providing instructions and supporting services.   

Beneficiaries of the project

    For all Sri Lankans including the farmer community.

Services provided to people under this project

  1. Assistance are provided under this for conservation of soil in land prone to soil erosion in the extent of ¼ acre to 1 acre.
  2. Instructions relating to the conservation method/methods to be adopted in accordance with the location of the land could be obtained from Divisional Agriculture Officer under the supervision of the District Director of Agriculture or Dy. District Director of Agriculture.
  3. Subsidies in various forms are given for undertaking soil conservation activities.
  4. In addition planting materials are provided under 50% farmer contribution for cultivation in soil conservated lands.

Further information in this regard may be obtained from the following instructions

  • Department of Agriculture
  • District Secretariat
  • Office of the District Director of Agriculture
  • Provincial Department of Agriculture
  • Office of the Deputy Provincial Director of Agriculture




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