Cabinet approves victory garden project

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The Cabinet has granted approval for the joint Cabinet Memorandum to implement the national food production programme ‘Ekwa Wawamu – Rata Dinawamu’ (let’s cultivate together and lead the country towards victory) using cultivatable land of approximately 250,000 hectares owned by Buddhist temples, Churches, Mosques and Hindu shrines.

The cabinet paper was submitted by the Minister of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government, the Minister of Agriculture and the Minister of Buddha Sasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs.

Plans have been drawn to implement a national programme for formal and accelerated food production throughout the island with the contribution of all state and private institutions, coordinated by the Agriculture Ministry and the participation of the Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government, the Ministry of Buddha Sasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs and other ministries. The entire programme is scheduled to be implemented with the technical contribution of the Department of Agriculture and Provincial Departments of Agriculture.

 (TR)