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35 paddy storage facilities countrywide – Minister Ravi

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Published: 13:26 GMT, Jan 27, 2017 |
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Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayaka said the government will take steps to open 35 paddy storage facilities around the country.

This will directly help thousands of farmers and indirectly help many families to get a good income. He made the remarks at the opening of the storage facility in Nanattan, Mannar on Thursday (Jan 26).

He said Mannar is a place where all communities live and by establishing such development projects too we expect reconciliation to take place.

Minister Karunanayak said they are ready to give a bus terminal with all modern facilities to Mannar. We will develop the whole country to ensure that all communities enjoy the benefits.

Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishard Bathiudeen said that hereafter the farmers in the North need not sell their harvest to black marketers.

The storage facility which can store 10,000 metric tons of rice was a project of the Rural Development Bank and it cost Rs264 million.