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200 metric tons of potatoes to be purchased daily from cultivators

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By ITN News Editor September 18, 2018 18:59

200 metric tons of potatoes to be purchased daily from cultivators

It has been agreed to purchase 200 metric tons of potatoes daily with the mediation of the Government. This agreement was reached during a discussion held at the Labour Ministry under the patronage of Minister Ravindra Samaraweera.

Potato cultivators in the Welimada, Uva Paranagama and Bandarawela areas are facing difficulties due to a fall in the price of potatoes. As such Minister Ravindra Samaraweera summoned a special meeting with representatives of farmer organizations and state officials. The farmer community pointed out that the dispatch of potatoes purchased by Sathosa to the wholesale market is not sufficient.

Accordingly agreement was reached to purchase 200 metric tons of potatoes daily. A decision was also reached on the locations where the potatoes should be stocked.

The Minister said that with the purchase of potatoes through the mediation of the Government a reasonable price can be ensured to the farmers as well as the consumers.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 18, 2018 18:59
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