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Ministries and Departments would be more people-oriented - Duminda

The visions and missions of the Ministries and Departments would be more people-oriented by the Government, said Solar, Wind, Grid Power Generation Projects Development State Minister Duminda Dissanayake.

He said further unlike during the previous Government, the visions and missions pertaining to Ministries and Departments shall be adjusted to the true sense of them.

He said so at the meeting of the Development Committee for improving the local productive industries coming under the National Programme for upgrading the country's rural economy declared by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

The meeting was held at Anuradhapura Provincial Council Auditorium recently with all relevant Ministers, State Ministers, Secretaries, Heads of Departments participating in it which was chaired by Lands Minister S. M. Chandrasena.

State Minister Duminda Dissanayake said that state officials must pay more attention and strive to achieve their designated targets etc.

Coconut, Fishtail Palm, Palmyrah and Rubber Product Promotion and Allied Industrial Production and Export Diversification State Minister Arundhika Fernando said that the President has instructed to identify all suitable lands for growing coconut in every district and to focus special attention to cultivate the fallow paddy fields.

He appealed to the audience to submit information regarding the lands available in the Anuradhapura district to commence coconut cultivation. He emphasized that commercial level fragmentation of coconut lands would be discouraged and a regulatory mechanism set up to boost the coconut cultivation promotion programme.

State Minister of Batik Clothing Industry and Local Fabrics Production Dayasiri Jayasekara said that there was a proposal to provide weaving machines to those interested in promoting the industry as self-employment projects.

He said that steps were being taken to open stalls in every town to promote the industry and provide market access for these products.

The State Minister said that in Anuradhapura, there were around 30,000 female government employees.