Co-operatives and Internal Trade Ministry steps in to dry the tears of onions farmers

Co-operatives and Internal Trade Ministry steps in to dry the tears of onions farmers

Co-operatives and Internal Trade Ministry steps in to dry the tears of onions farmers

Written by News 1st

26 Nov, 2014 | 6:49 am

The Ministry of Co-operatives and Internal Trade has decided to purchase a kilogramme of big onion at Rs.90.

This system is underway under instructions given by Minister Johnston Fernando. Thereby, purchasing of big onions will commence at 12 noon on Wedneday in the Dambulla area by lorries deployed by Sathosa.

Meanwhile, big onion farmers engaged in a protest  in the Dambulla town on Tuesday demanding that their produce be purchased at a fair price. The protesters charged that a stipulated price has not being given for their produce. Heavy traffic was reported in the Dambulla town due to the protest.

 

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