Minister Johnston Fernando has said that the Government will continue to purchase paddy from the farmers at the guaranteed price.
He said that the Paddy Marketing Board launched the programme from Kilinochchi last week. The Nadu variety is being purchased at 28 rupees while Samba will be purchased at 30 rupees. He said the paddy is not being purchased from the traders but the farmers. He stressed that this programme will be continued as this Government will not render the farmers helpless.