Lands taken over for forest conservation returned to farmers | Breaking News

The Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera has instructed the Director General of the Agrarian Development Department to expedite the handing over of paddy lands acquired by the Forest Department in the Northern and Eastern Provinces back to the farming community so that they could cultivate during this Yala season as well as the forthcoming Maha season.

The Minister has given these instructions after considering a request made by the representatives of the district farmers’ organizations after the meeting with the Minister yesterday (03).

The Minister also requested for a report containing information on paddy lands currently under the control of the Forest Department in the Northern and Eastern Provinces.

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