Export Agriculture Department takes steps to uplift pepper, cinnamon cultivation | Daily News


 

Export Agriculture Department takes steps to uplift pepper, cinnamon cultivation

The Department of Export Agriculture has taken steps to provide Rs.50,000 per hectare for new pepper cultivations and Rs.75,000 per hectare for cinnamon cultivations, Director-General E.P Heenkenda said.

He also said that the Department of Export Agriculture has taken several steps to revive the pepper cultivation in the Badulla and Moneragala districts which were destroyed.

He said that since pepper is the most widely-consumed spice crop in the world and the taste and quality of pepper is high in Sri Lanka, all necessary steps will be taken to protect the pepper crop from diseases and pests.

Many pepper plantations in Wellawaya, Bibila, and Buttala in the Moneragala District and Bandarawela, Nikapotha, and Kandaketiya in the Badulla District, have been affected by these diseases.


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