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Batti rice farmers in a quandary after cultivating ‘Premadasa Model’ variety

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The farmers of the Batticaloa district who cultivated a rice variety known as the ‘Premadasa Model’ have faced many difficulties as they could not sell their crops.

Representatives of farmers’ organizations point out that the private vendors as well as Paddy Marketing Board have refused to buy the ‘Premadasa Model’ rice variety because of the problems related to processing.

The owners of private rice mills say that the grain of rice breaks into three pieces and the quality is lost when processing. Therefore, they have pointed out that they cannot buy this rice variety and suffer losses.

In this regard, the Paddy Marketing Board says that they have obtained a loan at 8% interest to buy the paddy harvest of the Yala season and any losses may push the board to default.

This type of rice is a high-yielding variety that can be grown with less water in dry climate conditions.

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