11th January 2012, www.tops.lk
The Sri Lanka Cashew Corporation has taken measures to develop cashew cultivation in the Moneragala district, Sri Lanka Cashew Corporation Monaragala District assistant divisional manager L D Pathiranage said.
The cashew plants are to be distributed under the Divi Neguma National Development Project which is monitored by the Economic Development Ministry under the guidance of Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa.
Plans are underway to distribute around 10,621 cashew plants among residents in Moneragala district, Pathiranage said.
Over 95 percent of cashew plants have already been distributed in Thanamalvila, Wellawaya, Buththala, Kataragama, Madagama and Badalkumbura.
Arrangements are also being made to distribute around 28,000 cashew plants under an agricultural subsidy programme. Cashew will be cultivated in a 350 acre land.
"The Sri Lanka Cashew Corporation has obtained plants from its bud plant nursery in Kumbukkana, Moneragala.
"The Cashew Corporation had distributed 16,000 cashew plants from its Kumbukkana nursery," Pathiranage added.
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