Rs. 50,000 per hectare for aggrieved farmers with damaged crops

Rs. 50,000 per hectare for aggrieved farmers with damaged crops

Rs. 50,000 per hectare for aggrieved farmers with damaged crops

Written by Amani Nilar

01 Mar, 2022 | 6:42 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers have decided to award Rs. 50,000/- per hectare for all cultivations that were damaged during the 2021 Maha Season.

Minister of Agriculture, Mahindananda Aluthgamage elaborated on the decision, stating that the Government will pay 50,000 Rupees each for 1.1 Million farmers who cultivated in 800,000 hectares during the Maha cultivation season.

Moreover, he said that the Government also took steps to purchase a kilogram of rice for Rs. 90, 92 and 95, thereby giving it a good price. 

“Farmers who engaged in cultivation activities during the Maha season have not been abandoned,” he added.

 

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