Mill owners to purchase paddy at Govt. guaranteed prices

Paddy mill owners have agreed to purchase paddy only at Government guaranteed prices.

The agreement was reached during a discussion with Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage and Trade Minister Dr. Bandula Gunawardena yesterday (21). The Government recently imposed a guaranteed price of Rs.52 per kg for standardized samba (14 per cent moisture content) and Rs. 44 per kg for 14 to 22 per cent moisture content.

Also, standardized Nadu paddy was priced at Rs.50 per kilo with 14 percent moisture and Rs. 46 per kilo with 14 percent to 22 percent moisture content.

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