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The Agrarian Services Ministry will purchase vegetables, onion, potatoes and other food crops and fruits from farmers through 556 Agrarian Services Centers and sell them island wide almost at farm gate prices to control the escalating vegetable and fruit prices, Agrarian Services and Wild Life Minister S.M.Chandrasena said.

“What we are trying to do is to keep the vegetable and fruit prices as low as possible because middle men will attempt to exploit the impending vegetable shortage following damage caused to vegetable farms by flash floods,”   Minister Chandrasena said.

He added that middle men and traders sell vegetables, fruits and coconuts at prices three times more than the buying price.

Citing a recent experience he said Anuradhapura and Kurunegala traders jacked up the coconut price by 100% after media reported that a coconut sells at Rs. 60.00 in the south

Prices of many consumer items such as coconut and onion are artificial. They exploit the situation and fee the consumer,” Minister Chandrasena charged.

He added that the government will launch the 10,000 home garden programme and declare 2011 as the ‘Year of Cultivation’. (Sandun A Jayasekera)
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  • Thas Friday, 21 January 2011 08:05 PM

    Someone from the Agrarian Service Ministry has decided to make money.

    winns Saturday, 22 January 2011 01:55 AM

    IMPORT if there is a shortage

    Sunil Lanka Saturday, 22 January 2011 03:10 AM

    There comes our SUBA ANAGATHE

    raj Saturday, 22 January 2011 05:18 AM

    ministry names are very attractives though in practically they don't make any sense. one example: human rights minister when sri lanka was accussed of human rights violation.

    Cobra Friday, 21 January 2011 01:44 PM

    All this is really music to our ears. We hope that it is not short lived like everything else they do. Talk is cheap too!

    Ane Manda Friday, 21 January 2011 01:57 PM

    Goog work!

    lakmal Friday, 21 January 2011 02:13 PM

    who are going to bear the transport and handling costs? taxpayers?

    Flyhalf Friday, 21 January 2011 02:27 PM

    When nothing can be done, we call it the "year of cultivation". Next to follow will be the stone age. We will be lucky to see the theory of evolution going the opposite way.

    priyanka Friday, 21 January 2011 03:51 PM

    who is going to pay the wages of employees who work for selling and buying vegetable?


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