Extension – Palmyrah Development Board – Sri Lanka

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Palmyrah resource is highly used among Sri Lankan industry which is highly compatible with environment. Palmyrah based products, ranging from sugar to fibre, handicrafts and even building material, helped to fulfil the daily needs as well as foods.

Vision

Using palmyrah products which are beneficial for environmental and human use and contributing to palmyrah related self-economic development

Mission

Improving self-employment development as a source of palmyrah.

Activity

Enhance palmyrah industry by providing palmyrah related training.

Training Program – 2017
Training Program Women
Handicraft training 872
Handicraft producers
2017
1237
Palmyrah Pulp training 100
Naar based training  30
Sap based training   15
Palmyrah Leaf based Handicraft Training Program – 2017
No District No of Training
Centers
No of
Trainees
No of
Producers
No of Tools &
Equipment
01 Jaffna 05 87 82 54
02 Kilinochchi 03 51 51 46
03 Mullaitivu 02 63 312 30
04 Vavuniya 02 50 49 28
05 Mannar 03 39 42 45
06 Puttalam 02 35 26 43
07 Trincomalee 04 117 51 40
08 Batticoloa 10 221 581 73
09 Ampara 05 107 43 40
10 Hambantota 02 38 05
11 Kurunegala 01 24 05
12 Anuradhapura 01 40 05
Total 40 872  1237 414

Sectoral Development

1. Special Technology Training for Palmyrah Handicraft Producers

The special technology training for Palmyrah Handicraft Producer in North Varani on 04th of April 2018 by Mrs. Bhavani Thangathurai gave a lecture to 23 members of the women leadership families who were dependent of the livelihood on Palmyrah Industry.

Furthermore, after this event a Palmyrah based Producer Association was initiated by Extension Manager Mr. K. Gopalakrishnan and he also said that the training to the palmyrah based producer by this association and the market facilities will be provided by the board for quality improved products.

2. Current data on existing Palmyrah resources are not available and thus it seems Providing Equipment to the Handicraft producers in Vallipuram, Allaipitty & Maravanpulam- 2017
3. Training program on new designed was given to the producers
4. Palmyrah Pulp Training
5. Palmyrah Pulp Training
6. New training program for Naar based products
7. Handbook for Instructors

Newly Designed Handicraft Products

Contact

Extension Division

☏ +94 21 222 2034 Ex: 205

? +94 21 222 4154

✉ slpdbho@yahoo.com

 ✉ extensionpdb@yahoo.com