The Export Agriculture Department plans to distribute 500,000 Tom EJC mango plants this year.
Recipients will be selected through divisional secretariats in Ampara, Moneragala, Hambantota, Kurunegala, Polonnaruwa, Vavuniya, Puttalam and Anuradhapura districts.
Meanwhile, a training of the trainers to provide advice on mango planting is taking place at the Ellawala Horticulture (Pvt.) Ltd. at Galkiriyagama.
So far six teams each comprising 25 members have undergone training.
Four more teams are to be trained.