Provincial Department of Agriculture organized the inauguration ceremony of the promotion campaign for the Project “Next Step to the Massive Project of Plantation of 10 Crore Export Crops” on 07th July 2018 at Thirunelveli District Agriculture Training Centre.
The Director of Agriculture S.Sivakumar hosted the event. Under this project Tom E.J.C species of Mango Trees and B-onions are to be plant.
Daya Gamage Minister of Social Welfare and Primary Industries participated as the Chief Guest in the event, Parliamentarian Vijayakala Maheswaran for Jaffna district and Provincial Minister of Agriculture Kandiah Sivanesan as special guest, Bandula Wickrama Secretary to the Ministry of Social Welfare and Primary Industries as guest of honour, District Secretary Jaffna N.Vedanayakan, Ransilu Waddawala Deputy Director to the Ministry of Social Welfare and Primary Industries, Mrs.A.Srirangan Deputy Provincial Director – Jaffna, B. Muhunthan Assistant Secretary of Provincial Ministry of Agriculture, Dr.T.Karunainathan Incharge of Thirunelvely Agriculture Research Centre, Mrs.N.Selvarani Director – Planning of District Secretariat Jaffna, S.Ketheeswaran Deputy Director of Agriculture (Seeds and Planting Materials), N.Nishanthan Asst. Commissioner Department of Agriculture Development and T.Kiritharan Director of Crop Insurance also participated in the event.
Steps have been taken to distribute 1100 Kg seeds of B-Onions and 25 Tom E.J.C mango trees each. Also 20,500 Mango trees will be provided to 820 beneficiaries under this project.