The government says financial allocations have been released by the Treasury to purchase paddy of the Yala season under a guaranteed price of 50 rupees for a kilogram. Under the first phase of the government’s programme to purchase paddy in the Yala season, 200 metric tons are expected to be purchased. The government has decided to purchase a kilogram of paddy for 50 rupees according to the vistas of prosperity manifesto of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
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