Sri Lanka requests state officials to take holidays to cultivate crops - South Asia Time

Sri Lanka requests state officials to take holidays to cultivate crops

 June 16, 2022  

Sri Lanka: In an effort to prevent an impending food scarcity, Sri Lanka is requesting that state officials take an additional day off each week to cultivate crops in their backyards.

A number of fundamental goods, as well as gasoline and medications, are in low supply due to the island nation’s historic economic crisis, and raging inflation is ruining household budgets.

According to a cabinet statement released on Tuesday, it “seems acceptable to offer government personnel leave for one working day of the week and equip them with the necessary facilities to engage in agricultural activities in their backyards.”

The extra day off would be a “solution to the food shortage that is expected to occur in the future”, the statement read, adding that cutting down on civil servant commutes would also help reduce