Sri Lankan president directs officials to end irregularities in purchasing of crops

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed the subject Minister and the officials to intervene to stop the irregularities perpetrated in purchase of crops including turmeric and maize from farmers, President’s Media Division said

Dec 29, 2020
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Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed the subject Minister and the officials to intervene to stop the irregularities perpetrated in purchase of crops including turmeric and maize from farmers, President’s Media Division said.

Local farmers have successfully expanded the cultivation of turmeric and maize. Harvesting in the next season is nearing. President emphasized that farmers should receive a fair price for their produce. The Government should intervene to stop irregularities that take place in the stockpiling by traders, President pointed out.

President also highlighted the need for a mechanism to collect quality seeds for the 2021 and 2022 Maha seasons. He has given orders to destroy stocks of turmeric illegally imported by crooked businessmen.


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