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Technical support for NWP maize farmers

North Western Province (NWP) Agriculture Director P.Sisisra Kumara Yesterday said that farmers in the Kurunegala and the Puttalam Districts will be supported technically to grow hybrid maize.

About 80 per cent of the maize that the country needs will be grown in the NWP this year, and it will reduce the import of maize to Sri Lanka by 90 per cent.

“About 1,000 hectares will be grown with maize, and the Agriculture Ministry will allocate Rs. 19.5 million for the Provincial Agricultural Ministry in this regard,” he said.

The farmers who are interested in growing maize have been urged to join with the effort, Provincial Agriculture Director P. Sisira Kumara said.