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Organic paddy to be purchased at Rs.100 per kilo – Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage

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Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has pledged to purchase organic paddy at Rs.100 per kilo.

“The Government is preparing to purchase organic paddy from paddy farmers at Rs. 100 per kilo,” Minister Aluthgamage said.

He points out that traders are ready to buy Nadu paddy at Rs. 80 per kilo, Samba paddy at Rs. 100 per kilo and Keeri Samba paddy at Rs. 125 per kilo.

“These days, farmers are engaged in protests everywhere. But, I believe that those protests are not held by real farmers. The effigies of the Minister are set on fire daily. The Minister of Agriculture is attacked. But farmers forget that for the first time in history they got Rs. 80 per kilo of paddy during my tenure,” the Minister said. The Minister urged the farmers not to be afraid since the Government is committed to provide fertilizer and also to buy their produce. “Please have faith in the Government and focus on farming,” Minister Aluthgamage urged.

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