Paddy land reclamation temporarily prohibited

Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera instructed the Agrarian Development Department yesterday (7) to take measures to temporarily suspend permission to reclamation of paddy land. The Minister gave these instructions considering the matters presented by the Members of Parliament in the parliament Advisory Committee on Agriculture held in the Parliament this afternoon.
MPs pointed out that currently a large amount of paddy land is being reclaimed for certain constructions in various parts of the country, and some officials of the Agrarian Development Department are supporting it.
Taking these facts into consideration, a study will be conducted on paddy land reclamation and until the report is obtained, steps will be taken to temporarily stop the reclamation of paddy land, the minister said.
Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said this ban does not apply to cultivation activities such as the Sojan cultivation system.

by Daily News Sri Lanka

, Local, ,

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post