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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 05.55 GMT

Commercial farmers' program to Anuradhapura


The Commercial Farmer's program launched by the Agriculture Ministry recently, had been thriving in the Anuradhapura District. The main target of this program is to convert the average farmer in to a commercialized entrepreneur and also to maintain the food security in the country uninterruptedly.

The country's first commercial farmers company, under the commercial farmers programme had already been established in the Anuradhapura District, with nearly 300 farmers getting their membership, reported

The farmers who lack necessary funds to start cultivation and those who don't have any help or assistance to upgrade their prevailing cultivations have been selected to be molded as commercial farmers and it was also our aim to help these farmers to increase their monthly income up to a minimum of Rs. 5,000, said Anuradhapura District Agriculture Director Gamini Erabadupitiya.

Material valued at Rs. 45 million, such as spring water supply units, water pumps, grain grinding machinery, carbonic fertilizer manufacturing machinery and Acanthine tubes, to start self employment in the field of agriculture have been distributed among the Anuradhapura District commercial farmers, he said.

He stated that in addition, Rs. 16 million had been offered to put up 106 cultivation wells and in addition 60,000 Karathakolomban and Tom CJ mango saplings too have been distributed to them.






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