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Johnston: No Paddy Shortage

Jan 25, 2011 3:14:12 PM - thesundayleader.lk

Cooperatives and Internal Trade Minister Johnston Fernando has said there would not be a shortage in paddy this year, as the government has a buffer stock in paddy to last another three months.

The Minister has said there would not be shortage due to the high yield harvested last year.

Fernando has told the media that the government has stored a massive amount of paddy due to the high yield during the last year and that would help compensate the loss of paddy land due to the floods.

The Paddy Marketing Board (PMB) is to convert the stored paddy to rice when the need arose as they did during the December festive season.