Primary Industries minister Daya Gamage stresses that his ministry always supports the cultivation of export crops that have a high value in the world market.
He was speaking yesterday (10) at the Nuwara Eliya Kachcheri auditorium where a distribution of coffee plants among ‘Dhana Saviya’ beneficiaries in plantation areas took place.
Minister Daya Gamage is having fruitful talks with Madagascar authorities in the first ever visit to that country by a state representative.
During his five day stay, the minister has had discussions with Madagascar’s prime minister, foreign affairs and industries minister and other dignitaries.
A main objective of the government is to uplift the economy of the farmers, says deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage.
She was speaking at a compensation distribution at the Ampara district secretariat today (13) for 74 farmers from Karangawa who had lost their crops.
The deputy minister said the problems of farmers would be resolved at divisional secretariat level after the upcoming harvesting season.