Eastern Province commences Yala season paddy harvesting | Daily News

Eastern Province commences Yala season paddy harvesting

Minister P. Harrison inaugurating Yala season paddy harvesting in the East.
Minister P. Harrison inaugurating Yala season paddy harvesting in the East.

The Yala season paddy harvesting of the Eastern Province commenced yesterday under the patronage of Agriculture Minister P. Harrison.

Speaking at the event, Minister Harrison pledged to increase the paddy purchasing price from the next Maha season.

The minister said that the certified price for paddy has not been changed for the past four years; but, in comparison to the rising cost of living, the price of paddy should be increased.

Minister Harrison further pledged to improve other facilities, including storage facilities required for farmers in the Eastern Province.

The Speaker has already discussed with French and German governments to implement a project for the development of irrigation canal systems, he said, adding that it would be implemented by next year.

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP G. Srineshan, MP Yogeshwaran, former Eastern Province Agriculture Minister Thureirajasingham, former Minister Winayagamoorthi Muralidaran, and Ottamawadi Divisional Secretariat Chairman L.L. Asmi were also present at the event.


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