Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka creates a green zone

Boost to organic agriculture in Mahaweli

Mahaweli Agriculture, Irrigation and Rural Development Minister Chamal Rajapaksa has declared an area of 3,600 hectares in the Moragahakanda-Kaluganga Mahaweli ‘F’ zone to be a sustainable development area for organic agriculture.

The Minister has made the Order under Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka Act No. 23 of 1979 in concurrence with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

The sustainable development area has been declared to promote organic vegetable crops, fruit crops and other field crops in this area as a green organic zone, free from use of agro-chemical and pesticides. The products will be supplied to the local and foreign markets under the brand of ‘Mahaweli Knuckles Organic Products’.

The organic crop cultivation zone will also be developed as an agro tourism and a model zone where knowledge about organic plants can be gained.

Source: ft.lk


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