The Cabinet of Ministers has decided to provide a compensation of Rs. 25 per 1kg of paddy to secure the income level of the paddy farmers for crop damages during 2021/2022 Maha season.
It is planned to implement the Government Paddy Purchase Program during the 2021/2022 Maha Season with the objective of providing a fair price for the paddy harvest of the farmers and maintaining a secure paddy reserve by the Government.
The purchase of the paddy harvest is done directly by the Paddy Marketing Board and by the District Secretaries / Government Agents through the small and medium scale paddy mill owners. The required allocation of Rs.29,805 million will be secured through state banks.