Livelihood Development Programme-Matara District

NAQDA has planned to commenced 3300 projects under the Full pledged Household economy development programs for Samurdi & Low income families together with Samurdhi Department. Under this, Matara District Livelihood Development Programme was commenced on 10th October 2021 with the participation of Hon. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana, Speaker of the Parliament, Hon. Dullas Alahapperuma, Minister of Media, Hon. Kanchana Wijesekera - State Minister of Ornamental Fish, Inland Fish & Prawn Farming, Fishery Harbour Development, Multi day Fishing Activities and Fish Exports, Members of Parliament, Mr. Jayantha Wijeratne – Chairman NAQDA and Government Officials. Under this programme, 1st installment funds released to 188 beneficiaries to commence ornamental fish farming, 26 beneficiaries to commence improvement of ornamental fish farms, 43 beneficiaries to commence pond fish & cage farming, 03 beneficiaries to improvement of Ornamental fish aquariums and 01 beneficiary to commence fish feed production unit.