Mechanized paddy planting is being implemented in Vavuniya District with an objective of increasing the productivity of paddy cultivation.
For the purpose of commencing Maha season- 2018/2019, a field festival was held as per the instructions of District Deputy Director of Agriculture, Mrs.A.Sakeelabanu at Kannaddy in the Agricultural Instructor area of Pavatkulam.
The Divisional Secretary of Cheddikulam participated as the Chief Guest in this event. Ideas regarding increasing the productivity of paddy cultivation were imparted by the Agricultural Instructors to the farmers.
Farmers are being benefited by Mechanized planting. While 3 Bushels of paddy per acre is needed for hand-sowing, only 1 bushel is sufficient in the mechanized method. Around 20 – 25% increase had been achieved in this method.