Govt. to buy big onions from local farmers

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The government has decided to purchase big onions from local farmers at Rs. 100 per kilogram.

State Minister of Development of Samurdhi Home Economy, Microfinance, Self-Employment and Businesses, Shehan Semasinghe said the purchases will be made through the District Secretaries.

Meanwhile, the import taxes imposed on several essential items including big onions were waived by the government Tuesday (13), taking into account the cost of living and difficulties associated with COVID-19 pandemic.