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Thursday, 10 April 2014 - 9:04
Walla-patta plant will be developed as an economic crop: says Agriculture Minister.
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Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana says that steps will be taken to expand Walla-patta as a commercial cultivation.

The Minister stated that Walla-patta is been cultivated as a commercial crop in countries such as Indonesia and Thailand.

Several incidents were reported in the recent past where many were arrested for transporting walla-patta trees.

Speaking at a meeting held in Matara yesterday the Minister stated that there were 20 varieties of Walla-Patta and only 2 of them had a commercial value.
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