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Sri Lanka Army to cultivate land to ramp up food production: Report

The army established its Green Agriculture Steering Committee (GASC) on Thursday to supplement and promote the food security programme in Sri Lanka

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A Sri Lankan government supporter carries a national flag after attacking the anti-government protesters outside president's office in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

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The Sri Lanka Army will cultivate over 1,500 acres of barren or abandoned state land by taking part in the government's cultivation drive aimed at multiplying food production and averting any shortage in the future, a media report said on Friday.

The army established its Green Agriculture Steering Committee (GASC) on Thursday to supplement and promote the food security programme in Sri Lanka which is facing its worst economic crisis since independence from Britain in 1948.

The economic crisis has led to an acute shortage of essential items like food, medicine, cooking gas, fuel and toilet paper, with Sri Lankans being forced

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First Published: Jun 18 2022 | 2:18 AM IST

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