Tamil Diplomat

Government taking action to establish Agricultural Zone in Jaffna : District Secretary, Jaffna

The District Jaffna N.Vethanayagan said that, the Government is taking action to establish a Agricultural Production Zone in Jaffna.

A meeting was held in Jaffna District Secretariat, with the Minister of Primary Industries, Thaya Gamage in chair, regarding increasing the products that could be exported from Jaffna and creating maketing opportunities.

Our farmers are confronted with difficulties while marketing their produce. Providing them a permanent marketing opportunity was also discussed in this meeting, said N.Vethanayagan

It had been planned to increase the production of Grapes, Papaw Plantains and Ginger in  our District and export them to foreign countries, through Primary Industries Ministry.

Further the Agriculture sector officers had discussed with the Minister regarding establishing a Agricultural Production Zone with the aid of World Bank, he said.