Ten-year development plan for plantation sector
The government has drawn up a 10-year development plan for the
plantation sector under the Mahinda Chinthana Future Vision programme.
All problems encountered by the tea, rubber and coconut industries are
to be discussed and solved within this period.
Accordingly, the government launched a massive programme to develop
the plantation sector. Priority had been given to the coconut plantation
sector where produce had decreased due to natural causes and human
activities. The Coconut Development and Janatha Estate Development
Ministry launched a coconut plantation programme at district level to
provide coconut saplings and fertilizer free-of-charge as well as for
low prices. The Trincomalee District Secretariat is carrying out a
coconut plantation programme simultaneously with this the national
programme. It is be implemented through divisional secretariats.
The Morawewa Divisional Secretariat had distributed 500 coconut
saplings among 250 families recently under the patronage of Fisheries
and Aquatic Resources Development Deputy Minister Susantha Punchinilame.