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Ministry distributes mango plants in Ampara

Minister Daya Gamage offering a mango plant to a woman in the Ampara District.

The Primary Industries Ministry launched a project to distribute TomEJC mango variety among women at Damana in the Ampara district covering nine Grama Seva Niladari divisions recently with Minister Daya Gamage presiding the ceremony with government officials.

The mango saplings were distributed free of charge to 10,000 families, 25 plants each family. The project cost the ministry over Rs. 100 million.

The Minister said a plant was Rs.1,000 in the market and a family could earn Rs 15,000 or more at one time and the trees bear fruits for about eight months.