Mor­a­ga­hakanda pro­ject: Big onion cul­ti­va­tion a suc­cess

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS - BY INDIKA ARUNA KU­MARA

Big onion cul­ti­va­tion in­tro­duced to the re­set­tled peo­ple un­der the Mor­a­ga­hakanda pro­ject has been a suc­cess. Res­i­den­tial Man­ager of the Sri Lanka Ma­haweli Author­ity and Pro­ject Direc­tor R.b.then­nakoon said big onion cul­ti­va­tion was first in­tro­duced to Tho­rapi­tiya and that land, seed and other fa­cil­i­ties were pro­vided to each re­set­tled fam­ily to cul­ti­vate big onions as a self em­ploy­ment en­ter­prise.

He said ad­e­quate ir­ri­ga­tion fa­cil­i­ties were avail­able to the farmers un­der the Mor­a­ga­hakanda ir­ri­ga­tion pro­ject. The of­fi­cial said the farmers had a bumper harvest of be­tween 3,000 and 4,000 ki­los per quar­ter acre. He was hope­ful that the re­set­tled farmers un­der the Mor­a­ga­hakanda pro­ject would be able to sup­ply a large per­cent­age of the coun­trys re­quire­ment of big onion.

The big onion cul­ti­va­tion pro­gramme was im­ple­mented un­der the su­per­vi­sion of the of­fi­cers of the Ma­haweli Devel­op­ment Author­ity.

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