The 1stFocus Group Discussion for the North Central Province under the project South Asia Environmental and capacity building- Agriculture and water pollution was held in Field Crops Research and Development Institute, Mahaillupallama. The location for the meeting was decided due to the prevalence of Kidney disease(CKDU),in the northern dry zone covering Anuradhapura & Polonnaruwa districts. These two districts are also areas with intensive agriculture, mainly rice & field crops. Mr. Karunathilake ,the Director of FCRDI/MI chaired the meeting. and he further elaborated on the nature of pollution due to agricultural activities in the region concerned, and several steps taken to study and control pollution. Two lecturers from the Rajarata University, Deputy directors of Interprovincial Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, Medical Officer Ipologama and the Arthacharya project staff were participated.