The Consumer Affairs Authority says that they are continuing to nab errant traders who sell rice at higher prices than the controlled price. The Authority said they have filed court causes against 100 traders following raids during the past few days. The consumer affairs authority requests the public to inform them about the traders who sell rice at higher prices and those who are hiding rice stocks over their hot line number 1919.
- 9000 displaced due to inclement weather located at safer places.
- The quantity of paddy to be purchased from the farmers by the Paddy Marketing Board to be increased.