India and Sri Lanka have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support livelihood of the fishing and farming project to communities in Sri Lanka’s southern Hambantota district
Under this project, India will provide fishing and farming communities equipment worth USD two million.
- The project envisages gift of equipment and tools such as grub hoes, bicycles, life jackets and sewing machines to the fishing and farming communities in Hambantota district.
- It will be implemented on consultation with the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development and relevant authorities.
- More than 75,000 people in the district will get direct benefit from the project. Part of the grant will be used for developing fisheries villages under a national programme.