Thirukkovil paddy farmers request mobile driers | Daily News

Thirukkovil paddy farmers request mobile driers

Thirukkovil Divisional Development Council President G.B. Gnanasooriyam has informed Agriculture Minister Mahindanada Aluthgamage in writing to provide farmers of the area with mobile driers since their paddy stocks have dampened in recent showers during harvesting.

The Council President states in his letter that the Government’s decision to issue fertilisers free was effective but if the farmers will not be given modern facilities to protect their harvest, the cost spent on cultivating paddy will be a huge waste. The Department of Agriculture has been contributing immensely to improve the living standards of the farmers by introducing high yielding hybrid varieties and regularly interacting with the farmers. Similarly, Department officers at the grassroots level should take steps to protect the harvest, he said.