03rd May 2010, www.news.lk
Plans have been drawn to promote Cashew cultivation in hundreds of acres in the East.
The East is experiencing a resurgence following the elimination of terrorism. While the people are returning to their normal livelihoods with the strength extended by the Government, new cultivations are also being launched in the area.
Many fallow lands are being utilized for cashew cultivation. Another 600 acres selected under the cultivation drive of the Government are also coming under Cashew cultivation. This would improve the economy of the farmers in the East.