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11,642 metric tons of paddy purchased from the North

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 15, 2019 19:22

11,642 metric tons of paddy purchased from the North

The Northern Provincial Paddy Board has said that so far it had purchased 11,642 metric tons of paddy at the Government Guaranteed Price. The Board further said that it is the highest paddy stock that had been purchased from the Northern Province in the recent past.
It is a great relief for the farmer community as the Government had purchased paddy from the Northern Province at the Guaranteed Price.
3185 metric tons had been purchased from the Kilinochchi District while the purchases made from the Vavuniya District was 3182 metric tons. 3514 metric tons had been purchased from the Mullaitivu District, while the amount purchased so far from the Mannar and Jaffna Districts is 4345. The expenditure incurred on the paddy purchases was 894 million rupees. The Paddy Marketing Board claimed that this is a 97 percent growth when compared with the previous years.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 15, 2019 19:22