The government is ready to buy big onions at a rate of 80 rupees per kilo

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The Committee on Cost of of Living has directed CWE to buy a well dried kilo of locally produced big onion at 80 rupees. Big onion has been cultivated in an extent of 1,500 hectares during the Yala season despite the original plan was to cultivate the crop on 5,200 hectares. As a result the harvest shows a reduction of 50 percent of produce in comparison to the last year. The prevailing drought was the main reason affected the cultivation of big onions in several areas

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