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CWE to purchase local produce

Aug 19, 2010 4:59:13 AM - itnnews.lk

CWE will purchase local agricultural products. Secretary to the Ministry Anura Siriwardena said that Trade Minister Johnston Fernando discussed with the relevant authorities in this connection.

He said that the aim of the programme is to provide maximum relief to the consumer and to protect the farmer.

The Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade is prepared to launch a programme of purchasing agricultural produce through the CWE. Minister Johnston Fernando has held discussions with the Ministry and CWE authorities in this regard.

The aim of the programme is to assist the farmers who are unable sell their produce and provide relief to the consumers. The Government will be able to provide relief to the farming community in the future through the CWE.