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PMB Purchases 76,00Mt Of Paddy

Sep 26, 2011 12:39:15 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The government says that the Paddy Marketing Board (PMB) has purchased over 75,000 metric tons of paddy this Yala season.

Cooperative and Internal Trade Minister Johnston Fernando has said that the PMB has therefore achieved its target in paddy purchasing.

The Minister has said that the PMB has so far purchased 76,000 metric tons of paddy at a fixed price for the benefit of the farmer.

According to Fernando, President Mahinda Rajapaksa had re-established the PMB to give fixed prices for farmer’s produces in order to help the farmers receive a reasonable price for their hard work.