More paddy purchasing in Anuradhapura
Nimal Wijesinghe Anuradhapura Additional district group correspondent
The Anuradhapura paddy marketing board (PMB) will buy more paddy to
maintain a buffer paddy stock to prevent an artificial price increase.
Anuradhapura PMB zonal Manager Bandula Kumara told the that Daily
News the Anuradhapura branch has managed to purchase 50,000 kilos of
paddy at competitive prices. A samba kilo was purchased for Rs. 30 and
Nadu for Rs. 28.
He said the aim was to purchase at least 1,000 paddy metric tons.
Private sector paddy dealers have been collecting massive stocks
especially the samba variety paying the farmers Rs. 38 per a kilo and Rs.
32 to Rs. 33.50 for Nadu.
Funds amounting to Rs. 10 million have been disbursed through
However, farmer organisations and cooperative societies in
Anuradhapura have surrendered to the private sector buyers as they offer