The Paddy Marketing Board says there is no reason for rice scarcity since it has a stock of 100,000 metric tons of paddy.
The Paddy Marketing Board says that it has sufficient stocks of paddy for continuous supply to over a scarcity rice in its stores.
It has been decided to release the stocks, when the supply is low at the Marandagahamulla rice market. Secretaries of Finance, Agriculture and Cooperative and Internal Trade Ministries have held a special discussion in this regard.
They have obtained information on the prevailing rice stocks at stores belonging to the Paddy Marketing Board.