President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has launched a national program to provide a pot of turmeric to each home garden.
To commemorate the occasion, the President planted a turmeric sapling in his Mirihana backyard last morning (01).
In order to fulfill the turmeric requirement of the household from their own backyard, 1.5 million families will be given five pots of turmeric saplings per family
High quality turmeric plants can be obtained from the Agriculture Project Officers at the Agrarian Services Center in each area.
Ministers Bandula Gunawardena, Ramesh Pathirana, State Minister Janaka Wakkumbura, Secretary to the Ministry of Plantation Industries Ravindra Hewawitharana and Secretary to the Ministry of State Rohana Abeyratne were also present at the occasion. – PMD