The Department of Agriculture says that no necessity will arise for the import of rice as a bumper paddy harvest is expected during the ‘Maha’ season. The projected paddy harvest is 3 million metric tons. A yield of 457,000 metric tons of paddy from the Ampara District and 500,000 metric tons from the Anuradhapura District and 278,000 metric tons from the Polonnaruwa District are expected in this season. The department says that harvest has increased as several abandoned paddy fields were brought under cultivation this year.
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