PMB purchases 844 MT of paddy in three days


Chairman of Paddy Marketing Board (PMB) Niel de Alwis said, the board was able to purchase 844 MT of paddy in the last three days.

He said, 73 paddy stores islandwide are open to purchase the paddy that has been harvested or currently being harvested.

Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera has directed the PMB to purchase paddy according to the minimum price set by the Government. Currently, the market price of one kg of paddy is between Rs 80 and 90.

The Paddy Marketing Board has arranged to buy 1kg of Nadu at Rs 120, Samba at Rs 125, and Keeri Samba at Rs 130.

BY Nirmani Gunaratne