Director General of Agriculture Ajantha de Silva says that people should be interested in producing food crops at home. He says that this will bring some relief to the economic crisis faced by the country.
A program called ‘Ratama Wawamu – Ekwa Dinamu’ has been launched for this purpose and the Director General of Agriculture stated this while participating in this program in Kandy today.
Ajantha de Silva says that the program of cultivating the required food items in own homes will be started in the backyards of the officers of the Department of Agriculture and to set an example, home gardening will be started in the office premises.
He also stated that the Department of Agriculture is responsible for supplying grains such as cowpea, green gram, undu and sesame seeds as well as low country vegetables such as pumpkin, potato and okra without any shortage of seeds.