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Jaffna Paddy Lands Turn Green When Seasonal Rains Begin
[Updated :: 2011-11-04 13:30:20 Hours]

Jaffna farmers who were waiting for seasonal rains are now busy on their cultivations as the rain started towards the end of October. Almost all paddy lands are turning green with growing tender plants.

The total area of paddy cultivation amounts to 11887 hectares in this Maha season, the report issued by the office of Deputy Director Agriculture (Extension) Jaffna reveals. This includes 1939 hectares recently handed over to civilians on completion of de-mining and resettlement and also due to shrinking of restricted zones held by the Security Forces.

According to the report, Jaffna has 4915 hectares grown with cash crops. Out of it, 1892 hectares are grown with red onion.

Farmers in Jaffna have cultivated upcountry vegetable in 355 hectares and local vegetable in 1196 hectares, report further says.



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