|Thursday, 13 March 2003|
Tea subsidy increased to Rs. 64,000 - Kiriella
Agricultural implements were distributed among farmers at the Thumpelawaha Agricultural Centre, Ganpola by he Minister for Plantation Industries Lakshman Kiriella.
the Minister said that the tea planting subsidy has been increased from Rs. 44,000 to Rs. 64,000 per acre, from this year and that tea land more than 20 perches would also be given the subsidy.He said the main problem farmers encounter in getting the subsidy is not having proper land deeds. To remedy this problem the farmer can obtain a certificate from the divisional secretary certifying that the farmer has been occupying the land for 10 years or more.
He also said that from this year a quarter acre of tea will be given Rs. 17,500 as subsidy.
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