Price control will be imposed on imported rice

Price control will be imposed on imported rice

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The Cabinet have given the nod to impose a price control on imported rice. Minister P. Harrison made this revelation at a news conference held today.
The Minister said that the price control will be imposed on these imported rice stocks. If not he said that the price of this commodity would increase. He said that arrangements have been made to import rice within two weeks.
The Minister said that the President and the Cabinet will decide on the price of imported rice. Tenders for the import of rice are being selected by Sathosa. Minister P. Harrison mentioned that it is the present Government that took the initiative of issuing paddy stocks of the Paddy Marketing Board for the first time on a tender process.
The Minister pointed out that earlier stocks were issued on a letter issued by the Minister. A proper administrative scheme did not prevail in the Paddy Marketing Board in the past.