Sri Lankan government says new regulations would prevent future rice shortages

Apr 07, Colombo: The Sri Lankan parliament has approved regulations that would help the government to take necessary measures to prevent a shortage of rice in the country.

The Minster of Cooperatives and Internal Trade, Johnston Fernando has said the regulations would enable the government to forecast possible shortages in future.

According to the new regulations, mill owners are required to submit a report on the paddy stocks they possess and all rice mills would be registered under the Paddy Marketing Board.

Fernando has also said that more modern stores would also be constructed in future to enable the storage of large quantities of paddy in good condition.

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