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PMB buys dried paddy at Galle farmers' door-steps

The paddy purchasing programme commenced on Sunday in the Galle District.
The paddy purchasing programme commenced on Sunday in the Galle District.

The purchase of dried paddy from farmers in the Galle District commenced on Sunday (7) at the Baswatta, Kapuhempala and Karanwila Grama Niladhari Divisions belonging to the Labuduwa Agrarian Services Centre.

Under the programme, a kilo of dry paddy is purchased at Rs.55 per kilo by the Paddy Marketing Board (PMB). The PMB officials visited the farmers’ homes for the purchase of paddy. The PMB’s Southern Province Zonal Manager Susantha Senanayake, Agricultural Diploma holder Wasantha Senanayake, Labuduwa Agrarian Development Divisional Officer K.H.J. Sandamali and a group of Agricultural Research Production Assistants also joined the inauguration of the paddy purchasing initiative.

Galle District Paddy Procurement Operation is being carried out on instructions of Galle District Agrarian Development Assistant Commissioner (Administrative) K.W.S. Priyanjan under the guidance of Galle District Agrarian Development Assistant Commissioner Hemapala Warushavithana with the cooperation of Agricultural Research Production Assistants of the district.