During 1960 the Department of Agriculture (DOA) has decided to get the involvement of private sector in developing and preservation the plant cultivation. So several private nursery holders has started their own plant nursaries. The training and monitoring the nurseries was done by the DOA. There were several factors helped to increase the private plant nurseries. Some of them are
The increasing demand for plant cultivation
Privatization of the economy
Necessity of producing different types of plants.
Fragmentation of lands and limited space for house gardening.
Today there are 274 private plant nursery holders registered and monitored under DOA. Later in developing their own production and overcoming their drawbacks many private nurseries were originated to achieve high levels in plant cultivation. This made the way to evolve the association of the owners of private plant nurseries. This was happened in the year 2007. It composite with 78 members.
To held meetings quarterly to discuss the problems and ways to increase the production
Developing knowledge among the members in plant nursery.
Take measures to help in selling in plant productions
Develop the corporation among the members.
Activate members on producing new varieties
Produce 5,000,000 plants over one year time.
Mobil services to encourage the members on selling plants
Arranging plant exhibitions
Acknowledge the members on correct methods on growing and breeding of plants
Problem And Challenges
Unexpected weather fluctuations
Low volume of sales & low Production
Low awereness in plan cultivation amoung general public.
Scarcity of programmesin educating the public on nature and its value towords the human life cycle.
Lack of ways means in receving seeds and planting matirials.
Scarecity of labour with technical knowledge.
Growing the qualitative fruit plants in Sri Lanka and to support in increasing the fruit production
Encouraging and acknowledging the members on nursery
Double the production in timber & promote the timber supply in the country
Producing flowers for house decorations
Take measures to produce loosing herble plants and distribute them amoung the general public in case of protecting them.
Promote membership in Nothern & Eastern province.