Govt. will stop pepper imports

Published : 12:02 am  January 29, 2019 | No comments so far |  | 


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Untitled-5By Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa   

The government has decided to stop importing pepper in a bid to safeguard local farmers, Agriculture Minister P. Harrison said at a function held yesterday in Dambulla to mark the launch of a loan scheme for people to purchase lorries for vegetable transportation.   

He said the government would levy Rs.200 on a kilo of imported Black Gram to bring relief to local pepper growers.