The government’s programme to purchase paddy in the Maha season will commence tomorrow from the Ampara district. The government has planned to purchase 300,000 metric tons of paddy through the paddy marketing board. The government purchases a kilogram of Samba paddy for 52 rupees and a kilogram of Nadu paddy 50 rupees. It will also purchase wet paddy. Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage and State Minister Shashindra Rajapakse will attend the event.
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