Sri Lankan government promotes fruit production

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Sri Lankan government promotes fruit production

Sri Lanka hopes an initiative to promote fruit production in the country will provide a boost to the economy and reduce dependence on imported produce

Sri Lankan government promotes fruit production
The government hopes to increase production of exportable fruit, such as pineapple

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Sri Lanka’s ministry of agriculture has announced a plan to boost fruit cultivation in an effort to lessen the country's dependence on imported produce and increase exports.

According to a report by online Sri Lankan newspaper, ColomboPage, the ministry has announced it will distribute 7m fruit trees and provide training to people interested in becoming commercial growers. A grant of around US$750 would also be made available to potential growers to purchase equipment.

Fruit with export potential, such as pineapple, banana, grapes, and citrus would receive priority, the newspaper reported. 

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