Responding to the food crisis in the country, the Soranatota Divisional Secretariat(DS) set up the ‘Kethumathi Sarubimata Wada Bimak,’ with the goal of exchanging seeds and planting material for home gardening among residents of the Badulla Soranatota DS.
Damayanthi Paranagama, Badulla District Secretary, hosted the event on 7 June.
Based on a concept by Soranathota DS Nimesha Priyangi Wanasinghe, a home gardening programme covering 25 Grama Niladhari Divisions has been implemented, and a model home garden is been cultivated in the office premises by DS staffers.
According to the DS, under this programme, anyone can bring plants and seeds suitable for cultivation to the centre and take back seeds and planting material to their home garden.
By Nishantha Abeygunawardena – Badulla