The Paddy Marketing Board says, that purchasing of Paddy in the Yala season is taking place successfully. Purchasing of paddy was commenced from Ampara, Uhana, Kohabana village on Saturday. The Paddy Marketing Board has purchased 978 metric tons of paddy during the past two days.
The government has allocated 4.9 billion rupees to purchase paddy in the 2018 Yala Season. The government purchases a kilo gram of Samba paddy for 41 rupees and Nadu Paddy for 38 rupees. The Agriculture Department says, that they expect 1.4 metric tons of paddy this Yala Season. The Paddy Marketing Board will purchase 120 thousand metric tons of paddy. The Paddy Marketing Board said that, they have kept all storage complexes open to purchase paddy.