Scarcity Of Paddy Could Surface During Yala Season: Rice Producers’ Association
There might be a shortage of paddy during the Yala season due to the fuel and fertilizer crisis, the United Rice Producers’ Association (URPA) said.
Association’s President, Muditha Perera said the current price of a kilogram of local Nadu rice in the market is between Rs. 210 and Rs. 220. The selling price of a kilogram of samba is around Rs. 230 in the market, he said.
The price of a kilogram of Kiri Samba has also increased to Rs. 270, Perera said.
Therefore, the URPA pointed out that due to current issues, the price of rice in the market could go up further, he warned.