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New laws to stop felling coconut trees without permission: Minister

16 March 2021 11:32 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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New laws will be introduced to stop the felling of coconut trees without permission in the future, Plantation Industries and Export Agriculture Minister Ramesh Pathirana said.

While addressing a coordinating meeting at Gampaha District recently, the Minister pointed out that there is a huge demand for local coconut harvest in the international market and therefore, the coconut cultivation in the country should be increased.

"It is essential to increase coconut cultivation in the country. We need to restrict the allotment of coconut cultivation lands and we will be doing it in a very systematic manner," he said.

"At present, permission is required for coconut land allotment in parts for more than 10 acres, but the Ministry is hoping to reduce it to 1 hectare in the future," the Minister added. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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  • Sambo Tuesday, 16 March 2021 12:41 PM

    How about deforestation?

    Peacemaker Tuesday, 16 March 2021 04:01 PM

    So rajapaksa henchmen can destroy the forest and plant coconut trees, so they earn money

    Man Tuesday, 16 March 2021 04:04 PM

    Yes, no permission needed to clear jungles following the abolition of that circular.

    Coconut Man Tuesday, 16 March 2021 04:09 PM

    Only now laws are to be brought about

    Senaka Tuesday, 16 March 2021 06:43 PM

    Are there anything left to protect, I bet.

    Ministerial nutt (Or is it mutt?) Wednesday, 17 March 2021 06:35 AM

    '...everything we do, we dot it for us'!!!


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