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Sunday, 18 December 2016 - 19:17
Price of a packet of rice to be increased by 10 rupees
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The Paddy Marketing Board has decided to release stocks of paddy to rice mill owners in order to control the prices of rice which have increased in the festive season.

At present, the board has a stock of around 209 thousand metric tons of paddy.

Speaking to our news team, the Chairman of the Paddy Marketing Board M.B.Dissanayake stated that measures have been taken to release some of the stock.

Furthermore, the government has decided to import an extra 10 thousand metric tons of paddy as a measure to control the prices of rice.

Meanwhile, the Eatery Owners’ Association has decided to increase the price of a packet of rice by 10 rupees with the increase in prices of rice.

Speaking to our news team, its president, Asela Sampath stated that the prices will be increased with effect from tomorrow.

Currently, the price of 1 kilo gram of Nadu rice has been increased to 90 to 95 rupees whereas the price of 1 kilo gram of Samba rice has been increased to 95 rupees. 

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