Chairman of the Paddy Marketing Board G.D Mannapperuma says that the board has made arrangements to purchase paddy during the ‘Maha’ season and sufficient facilities are available to store paddy. He said that the board will act on the instructions of the government in respect of purchasing price of kilo of paddy and financial provision to purchase paddy. The policy that the board follows is to grant a proper value to farmers for their produce and provision of rice to consumers at a reasonable price.
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