Moragahakanda project: Big onion cultivation a success
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.