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Current Situation of the National drive of Paddy Purchasing

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Quantity of paddy so far purchased by the Government   - 5000 Metric Tons

 

Rice variety

Price of moist paddy

 (Rs/1kg)

Price of dried paddy

(Rs/1kg)

Nadu

46

56.50

Keeri Samba

48

56.50

Samba

48

56.50

 

  • One-month paddy purchasing drive from 07 March to 08 April. Monthly purchasing target is 200,000 Metric Tons.
  • Priority will be given six districts namely Ampara, Anuradhapura, Kurunegala, Polonnaruwa, Hambantota and Batticaloa.
  • 366 officers are to be deployed to cover paddy purchasing in those 06 districts.
  • 6000 MT of paddy to be purchased daily at the field itself on cash payment.
  • Anticipated rice production in 2021 – 3000000 MT
  • Annual Rice Consumption – 2340000 MT
  • Excess of rice production in 2021 – 660000 MT

 

03 Million Metric Tons of rice can be produced from 05 Millions of Metric Ton of paddy

 

  • Monthly rice consumption in Sri Lanka  = 195000 MT
  • Quantity of rice required for one year consumption = 234000 MT

Paddy purchasing by the Government during the period of 2016-2021

Year

Allocated Amount

(Rs. Mn.)

2016

6600

2017

Nil

2018

290

2019

2028

2020

1524

2021

23000

 

  • Number of PMB owned stores – 323
  • Store Capacity -323 700 MT
  • Store facilities are also available under co -operative network and district secretariats. As such stores are ready for storing 500000 Metric Tons.

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Last Updated on Friday, 12 March 2021 06:34

Last Update

05-05-2021

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