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Crop damage by wild animals will be minimised soon – Minister

The meeting in progress.
The meeting in progress.

Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said that a practical programme will be implemented within a short period of time to prevent crop damage caused by animals such as peacocks and monkeys.

He was participating in the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Agriculture on September 20 in Parliament.

The Minister highlighted the need to get the views of all the necessary parties for this and said that he is expecting everyone’s support in this regard.

The provision of fertilizer and fuel for vegetable farmers in the Nuwara Eliya District was also discussed.

The Animal Welfare Bill was also considered in this Committee. The MPs who were present said that an explanation is needed about the Bill and it was decided that the committee will meet another day to discuss the Bill.

Deputy Chairperson of Committees Angajan Ramanathan, State Ministers D.B. Herath, Lasantha Alagiyawanna, Anuradha Jayaratne, Kanaka Herath, Kader Mastan and Members of Parliament Udayakanta Gunathilaka, S. Sritharan,. Dayasiri Jayasekara, Duminda Dissanayake, Upul Mahendra Rajapaksa, Chandima Weerakkodi, Mohammad Musammil, Gunathilaka Rajapaksa, T. Kalaiyarasan, V. Radhakrishnan and G. Karunakaram were present.

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