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“Action will be taken to acquire illegally stored paddy and distribute milled rice among consumers at Rs. 97/= per kilo” said Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Minister of Agriculture

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Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage stated that action would be taken to confiscate illegally stored paddy stocks and to distribute milled rice among consumers at Rs.97/- per 1 kg.

This was stated by Minister during an inspection tour in Kurunagala District today(01) to ascertain the process of several organic fertilizer projects. The Minister responding to questions raised by Media men stated that in a similar way illegally stocked sugar would be taken over and sold to consumers at price less than Rs.130 per 1kg.

Speaking further the Minister stated that as opportunity has been given for private businessmen to import organic/ bio pesticide, fungicide, weedicide as well as organic fertilizer and their shortage would not be experienced in future.

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