September 15, 2019
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    Seed Paddy to be purchased at Rs.55 per kg.

    September 26, 2014

    The Ministry of Agriculture has taken steps to purchase seed paddy by the Department of Agriculture from seed paddy producing farmers at Rs. 55.00 per lkg and distribute the same among drought affected farmers on recoverable basis.

    In this exercise it is expected to provide seed paddy requirement of farmers to enable for them cultivable a maximum of around one acre by one farmer, value of which is expected to be recovered soon after the harvesting.

    Due to prolonged drought condition prevailing from the beginning of this year, crop cultivations in many parts of the Island have been destroyed. Due to these unfavorable climatic condition, farmers specially the paddy cultivating farmers have to face various problems, the main among which is their inability to procure seed paddy in sufficient quantities to commence the next season cultivation with the receipt of rain.

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