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DateLine Sunday, 18 May 2008





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Government Gazette

Mechanised equipment and technology for farmers

A project to provide mechanised agricultural equipment and introduce technology to farmers was launched at the Agriculture Ministry, Battaramulla last week.

"Agricultural mechanisation units will be set up at 540 Govijana Kendras- the agrarian services centres islandwide, said Agriculture Minister Hemakumara Nanayakkara. He said labour shortage is one of the major problems faced by farmers.

"Introducing mechanised agriculture equipment to rural farmers is the best solution", he said.

Introducing mechanised equipment will also help to improve the productivity.

The Agriculture Ministry will provide the agricultural equipment to the mechanisation units of the Govijana Kendraya and the youth who will be selected from the area will be trained to use those equipment.

The government expects the private sector participation and support to manufacture and market the mechanised agricultural equipment.

Hansamack paddy sowing machine-paddyseeder which was manufactured by Hansa Industries and marketed islandwide by Machwoods Limited was introduced by the Agriculture Minister at the ceremony.

The new machine would help to reduce the overhead cost of agriculture production, he said.


Gamin Gamata - Presidential Community & Welfare Service
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