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Tuesday, 17 September 2013 - 13:29
Paddy purchasing issues in Pollonnaruwa and Ampara.
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The paddy marketing board states that there are issues when purchasing paddy from farmers in Pollonnaruwa and Ampara districts.

 

Chairman of the board K B Jayasingha stated that since majority of the stores are full they have to restrict purchasing paddy.

 

Farmers allege that as a result of this situation middlemen purchase paddy at a lower rate.

 

However, commissioner general of the agrarian development department Sunil Weerasingha had this to say....

 

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