200 Acres Of Maize To Be Cultivated In Hambanthota


Plans are underway to provide maize seeds required for cultivation in 200 acres in Hambantota district today.

Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera has asked officials to steps to motivate farmers who cultivate in the Hambantota District. Accordingly, high quality maize seeds would be distributed among farmers free of charge at the Mattala. The distribution of maize seeds to 118 acres in the Lower Mattala, 27 acres in Upper Mattala, 29 acres in Aluthgamara, 14 acres in Angunakolawewa and 14 acres in Maha Aluthgamara in the Hambantota District will be carried out under the patronage of the Minister.

Minister said that due to the Covid-19 epidemic, it may be difficult to bring people back to normalcy for another four to five years, and that even global food production could fall in this global crisis. Therefore, President Gotabaya Rajapaksha has instructed that the people should be encouraged to cultivate food crops in the every lands of our country as much as possible and that not every ministry is within its purview but should take as many steps as possible.

Nearly 375 families in the Hambantota district have been selected for this purpose and maize seeds will be provided to other families who apply for it in several stages, the Minister said.