With the Government drive to promote the agriculture sector in the country in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and encourage more people to take up  home gardening , state land that  has been lying waste in  semi urban areas too being used  for cultivation.

The Lions Cub of Boralesgamuwa (306 2 A) this week began such an initiative with the objective of farming paddy in around ten acres of land in the area. The Club hopes to distribute  the produce  to needy people in the area , Lion Anil  Chandraratne who initiated the program said.

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Cultivation began with the blessings of the Maha Sanga