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Monday 24 June 2019
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Maha Season (Kalapokam) harvesting commences in Kilinochchi – Guranteed price not stipulated

Maha Season (Kalapokam) harvesting commences in Kilinochchi – Guranteed price not stipulated

In a context where the Maha Season harvest has commenced in Kilinochchi, the farmers complained that they running a loss due the flood disaster that affected the District and failure to stipulate a guaranteed price so far.

Maha season harvest has commenced in Kilinochchi District, especially at Poonakary and Kandawalai areas.

In this context, several thousands of acre paddy cultivation were found submerged  in water due to the heavy floods that affected Kandawalai and Periyakulam areas and due to the sluice gates of Iranaimadu tank being opened. the paddy cultivation of most of the farmers had been found to be destroyed by this situation.

The Maha Season harvesting at Kandawalai and Periyakulam areas has commenced,  and farmers complain that they running losses due to them being unable to sell paddy at fair prices and the guaranteed price being not stipulated so far.


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