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Sri Lanka - announce the guaranteed price, and the total amount of paddy to be purchased
Though the government announced that it would purchase paddy at the rate of Rs 16.50 and Rs 15.50 per kilo, depending on the quality, but only Rs 500 million was allocated to purchase a quantity of 1.3 million metric tons of paddy last season, which amounted only a meager fraction of 2.4 percent of the paddy harvested in the country. Therefore the two presidential candidates must publicly declare the amount of money they would allocate to purchase paddy, said Sarath Fernando, President, National Land and Agriculture Project, at a press briefing to announce a joint attempt to salvage the rice farmer from the grips of annihilation.

The overall attempts is to save the rice farmer from the grips of a few unscrupulous private traders monopolizing, exploiting and dominating the entire rice market.

Fernando said that the failure of the farmers to get out of the grips of the private trader is that these private traders are heavily backed by the state. He said that all these difficulties were encountered by the rice farmers when the World Bank has advised the government to dismantle the Paddy Marketing Board and the State to keep off from the paddy purchasing business and the entire thing to be entrusted to the private sector.

He said that though the government promised to buy a kilo of paddy at the rate of Rs 16.50 the actual cost of producing a kilo of paddy would be around Rs 20.60 and therefore when there is a bumper harvest, the price of paddy goes down to such low prices as Rs 7 to 8 per kilo and the rice farmer would then find it extremely difficult to make the ends meet, so that they would be eternally indebted to the private trader.

He said that this situation has rendered the farmer to mortgage their paddy fields and most of them today are landless peasantry, work as laborers in paddy fields. He said that a Samurdhi recipients who receives Rs 1,500 and would have to spend Rs 900 for the purchase of rice alone.

He said that they are finding different means of using alternate anti-chemical fertilizer and trying to produce a kilo of paddy at a very low cost of around Rs 9 per kilo so that the farmer could get a better margin and also it would benefit the ultimate consumer.
MGR Archive 31.10.2005
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