Local News Sri Lanka: The Paddy Marketing Board (PMB) will begin buying the Yala season paddy harvest from Monday (29 June).
Dr. Jatal Mannapperuma, Chairman of the Paddy Marketing Board said the Yala season buying paddy process will start today from the Batticaloa district.
The Paddy Marketing Board will buy all varieties of paddy at Rs . 50 per kilogram of paddy with a maximum moisture content of 14 per cent.
25,600 tons of paddy was purchased during the previous “Maha” Season, according to Dr. Mannapperuma. The government had been investing nearly 1.2 billion rupees on this.