Big onion seed production, a success
The big onion seed production program launched in the Matale district
by the Agriculture Department has been successful.
With the participation of 1,000 farmers in the district, around
100,000 kilograms of vernalised union bulbs, have been cultivated
targeting 10,000 kilograms of onion seeds.
The program, has now been extended to Galewela, Dambulla, Pallepola,
Naula and Laggala Divisional Secretariat areas.
The Agriculture Department has introduced the tunnel system to
protect big onion seed cultivations from the rain. The Government has
allocated Rs. 21 million for this project. A complete tunnel kit costs
the government over one lakh of rupees.