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SLHA to conserve 6,000 acres

The Sri Lanka Hadabima Authority (SLHA) will conserve 6,000 acres of land in the Central Hills under the Api Wawamu - Rata Nagamu (Lets Cultivate and Protect the Nation) program in collaboration with unproductive land owner farmers.

The SLHA has made arrangements to select 7,500 families from 38 Divisional Secretariat Divisions in the Central Province for this program, SLHA Chairman Nandasena Herath said.

The major activities of the Authority include the conservation of catchment areas, crop cultivation, animal husbandry and community development activities to create farmer awareness.

He said the SLHA will provide modern technology to farmers on new soil conservation methods with the intention of turning their lands into a sustainable crop cultivation areas.

The SLHA will provide agriculture machinery for farmers who participate in this program.

They also hope to provide Rs.1,500 for those who successfully complete the soil conservation activities, the Chairman said.

 

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