A special discussion on the Sasya Shakthi project conducted simultaneously to Grama Shakthi programme was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena , yesterday (11th of June).
Selecting three thousand farmer families under the Mahaweli Development Program which is the largest multipurpose national development programme of the history of Sri Lanka implementing solar power water system methods over three thousand acres was launched under the first stage of Sasya Shakthi project.
The motive behind the project is to provide new technology and knowledge to Big Onion and Chilies cultivation and contribute towards the economic development of Sri Lanka.
In order to face the fluctuating climatic conditions and to the drought that is caused, as well as reducing the usage of electricity and fuel consumption are key aspects of this project.
This project is launched with collaboration of Gramashakthi people’s movement, and Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment and People’s Bank.
State Minister of Mahaweli Development Weerakumara Dissanayake, Additional Secretary to the President Jayantha Wijeyratne, Additional Secretary to the President, Director General of Mahaweli Authority Sarath Chandrasiri Vithana, and General Secretary of the National Economic Council Lalith Samarakoon and heads of private organizations sponsoring this project were present in this discussion.