Cabinet to reduce import levy on wheat flour | Daily News


Cabinet to reduce import levy on wheat flour

Cabinet approval has been granted to set and maintain a maximum retail price of Rs 98 per a kilo of rice and as a parallel measure the Cabinet of Ministers has also decided to reduce the import levy on wheat flour until the harvest of Maha season is received, Cabinet Spokesman Plantations and Export Agriculture Minister Ramesh Pathirana said.

Addressing the weekly cabinet media briefing held at the Government Information Department, Minister Pathirana said that a portion of the paddy stocks purchased under the government paddy purchasing programme 2018/2019 Maha Season, have been released to the market through the private sector small and medium rice mills.

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