Even though the 44/1 paddy variety which is cultivated by the farmers in Eastern province including Ampara, Batticaloa has gained a higher yield, members of parliament have emphasized that the farmers have been facing a problematic situation unable to sell the said paddy at the Advisory committee on agriculture held at parliament premises today (09).
Gannoruwa Agro Technology Park is open for public display by Department of Agriculture these days. Activities at the exhibition premises have been organized to be able to gain a wide understanding on Agro Technology specifically for farmers and school children. It has been prepared to gain a higher knowledge regarding agriculture.
The water level of the Udawalawe reservoir is decreased to 2% from the effects of severe drought at present. Mr. Mahinda Amaraweera Hon. Minister of Agriculture has mentioned that 65,000 acres of paddy fields harvested in Yala season under the Udawalawe reservoir are at a risk of damage by yesterday (01) due to this.
Domestic poultry manufacturers agreed to reduce the price of a kilo of domestic chicken by Rs. 100 today (02).
Information regarding a disease infected to Red Onion cultivation in several areas of Jaffna has been reported through media on last couple of days.