The Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute has been tasked with the responsibility of proposing a permanent solution for the Management of Crop Damages resulting from Wild Life Invasions.
President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the Ministry of Agriculture to look into permanent measures to prevent crop damages caused by animals in the wild. Thereby, Minister Mahinda Amaraweera has entrusted this task to the Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute.
At a discussion held at the institute this morning, the Minister instructed the officers involved, to look into a mechanism that will not be harmful to humans or animals.
According to a recent survey, it has been revealed, crops worth 18 billion rupees are damaged due to wild life invasions. This amounts to around 35 percent of the total cultivations of the country.
All preventive measures taken so far have been unsuccessful.