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Sep 13, 2011 12:03:13 PM - itnnews.lk

The purchase of the Yala paddy harvest is successful.  The Government is spending 2170 million rupees on paddy purchases.The Paddy Marketing Board said that 43 thousand 853 metric tons of paddy had already been purchased under the Government’s programme of undertaking purchases in this cultivation season.Its Chairman K.B. Jayasinghe said that purchases are being successfully made from the North Central, Northwestern, Eastern, Southern and Northern Zones.The expenditure so far incurred on the purchases is one thousand million rupees.The payment for a kilo of samba paddy purchased by the Paddy Marketing Board is 30 rupees, while 28 rupees is paid for a kilo of the Nadu variety.