The paddy purchasing programme is successfully being carried out in the Trincomalee District.
A kilo of Nadu is being purchased at 28 rupees and a kilo of Samba at 30 rupees. Trincomalee Government Agent T.T.R. de Silva said the required finances have been received from the Government for this purpose.
Purchasing Centres have been setup throughout the District. Farmers claimed that they have been able to sell their paddy sans any hindrance.