Traditional rice used to fight kidney diseaseSeptember 25, 2014, 10:35 pm
by Don Asoka Wijewardena
On the instructions of President Mahinda Rajapaksa seed paddy of traditional rice varieties such as Kalu-Heenati, Madathawalu, Siyapath-El, Putchha Perumal, Kurulutuda and Kahawanu will be distributed to 50,000 paddy farmers by Special Projects Minister S. M. Chandrasena in the North-Central province tomorrow (27).
Director of the Presidential Task Force for the Prevention of Kidney Disease, Director Dr. Channa Jayasumana told The Island that President Mahinda Rajapaksa had initiated distribution of seed paddy of traditional rice varieties to farmers who would cultivate those varieties without the use of agrochemicals.
Dr. Jayasumana said that the Special Projects Minister S. M. Chandrasena would be distributing the seed paddy to the farmers in Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa districts free of charge. The farmers there had expressed their willingness to cultivate the traditional varieties without using agrochemicals.
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