By Naalir Jamaldeen
The ‘Haritha Deyak’ home gardening programme targeting 2.2 million home gardens islandwide, was officially launched in the Mannar District.
The pilot project was inaugurated in the Periya Neela Chenai village with the participation of officials of Department of Samurdhi Development, Mannar District Secretariat and Divisional Secretariat.
The programme was chaired by Mannar District Secretary A. Stanley de Mel. Mannar Divisional Secretary M. Pradeep also participated.
Seeds and saplings were distributed to beneficiaries by the guests during the event.
Officials also inspected the home gardens in this village discussed measures to encourage the people to set up home gardens so that their day-to-day fruit and vegetable needs would be met.