Paddy harvesting in Polonnaruwa District has begun. The Government has launched a special programme to purchase paddy.
The farmers in Polonnaruwa District have obtained bigger paddy harvests. The harvesting in the Yala season has begun and 12 centres have been setup in the Polonnaruwa District to obtain paddy under certified price. Chairman of the Paddy Marketing Board K.D. Jayasinghe has said that mobile services have been deployed to purchase paddy where there are no storage facilities. A kilo of Nadu paddy is purchased at 28 rupees while a kilo of Samba paddy is purchased for 30 rupees. He said that arrangements have been made to purchase all stocks of paddy brought to the storage facilities.