Project to achieve self-sufficiency in chillies
The Government has drawn up plans to make Sri Lanka self-sufficient
in chillies by 2016. An islandwide campaign has been launched by the
Ministry of Agriculture already. Quality plants of chillies and manure
would be provided to the growers free by the Department of Agriculture.
One hundred and twenty five thousand gardeners, farmers and
housewives in the Kurunegala and Puttalam districts would be provided
with quality plants of chillies and manure packets free by the
authorities. Ministry of Agriculture has deployed 250 Agricultural
Instructors to provide expertise to these growers. Rs. 4.5 million would
be invested in this project.
This project will be extended countrywide by the Ministry of