Colombo, Aug 26 (BAN/ AD): As soon as cabinet approval is got financial grants to district secretaries will be provided to purchase paddy said Minister of Agriculture P. Harrison. He also added that the related draft has already been directed to the Cabinet for approval.
Minister P. Harrison said a cabinet paper has been submitted for the next cabinet meeting proposing to increase the purchase price of paddy. It has been propose to increase in the price of a kilo of the nadu variety by five rupees and also a kilo of the samba variety by five rupees.
46 rupees per kilo is fixed for samba and 43 rupees for nadu with effect from this Yala season. Next week after approval from cabinet financial grants will be released to the District Secretaries.