All measures are in place to purchase paddy of Maha season in the Polonnaruwa District. The Paddy Marketing Board of Polonnaruwa District said that 18 storage complexes have been opened to purchase paddy.Harvesting of paddy in the Maha season has commenced in Parakrama Samudra Project, Kavuduluwewa Project, Welikanda, Dimbulagala, Manampitiya and Giritale. 600 million rupees has been allocated to purchase paddy in the Polonnaruwa District. The Paddy Marketing Board said that storage facilities have been provided to store the paddy purchased. A kilogram of Nadu paddy is bought for 38 rupees and a kilogram of Samba paddy is purchased for 41 rupees under government guaranteed price.