Paddy purchases have resumed. Chairman of the Paddy Marketing Board M.B. Dissanayake said that they have resumed purchasing paddy from today.
The Paddy Marketing Board Chairman said that they suspended purchases on the 10th of this month for the New Year period. By then they had purchased 117,000 metric tons. He said that they have not taken initiatives to open their complexes this week in every District to resume the purchase of paddy. Paddy is being purchase at the guaranteed price scheme.
He pointed out that they have all the facilities to stock their purchases. A competitive price scheme now prevails in the market following the initiatives taken by them to purchase paddy from cultivators. The Paddy Marketing Board Chairman added that they had already paid the money for the purchases made.