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Farmers urged to enter seed paddy market

Many opportunities are available for the farmer community in the seed paddy market, according to the Agriculture Department.

This was stated at a recent awareness programme held at Kudagala in Mahaweli Zone C.

Farmers in Dehiattakandiya were made aware of the opportunities available to produce seed paddy for the local market at the programme organised by the Agriculture Department at Aluttarama, Girandurukotte.

Currently, the Agriculture Department produces around 15 percent of the country’s seed paddy. Those willing to produce seed paddy have the opportunity to gain a niche in the seed paddy market and make a good profit, the Agriculture Department stated.

The government has a formidable challenge regarding those who produce low-quality seed paddy for sale. Therefore, efforts are made to educate farmers in producing seed paddy.

The Agriculture Department farm at Aluttarama is open to the public to broaden their knowledge of producing quality paddy.

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