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Farmers Educated on Safe & Effective Use of Pesticide
[Updated :: 2010-12-10 20:15:19 Hours]  

One day seminar for paddy farmers in Thenmarachchi and Vadamarachchi areas, who have cultivated their paddy-fields for the Maha Season, was organized by the Security Forces - Jaffna on Thursday (09.12.2010) to educate them on the safe and effective use of pesticides and other chemicals used in cultivation.

The programme was coordinated by the 52 Division of Varani to promote agriculture economy in Jaffna under the community welfare project initiated by Commander Security Forces - Jaffna Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe.

Experts in the agro-chemical field conducted the workshop from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. at Chavakachcheri Cultural Centre hall nearly for 250 farmers.

Attending the inauguration, General Officer Commanding 52 Division Brigadier Anura Sudhasinghe extended his sincere thanks to the M CHEM Company for its sponsorship to make the programme a reality.

At the end of the workshop, Brig. Anura Sudhasinghe and officials of the M CHEM Company handed over sets of agriculture equipment, each worth over Rs. 700.00, to all participants.

Deputy Director Agriculture Jaffna Mr. S. Shiva Kumara, Director Marketing of M CHEM Company Mr. Narada Gamage Agriculture officers of Jaffna, Divisional Secretaries and senior Army officers of the area were present.

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