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The expected paddy harvest of this year's Maha season is 1.2 million metric tons.

Director General of Agriculture Rohana Wijekoon says paddy cultivation in 600,000 hectares of lands is being carried out for this year's maha season.   He said the expected harvest is 1.2 million metric tons.  It is sufficient to fulfil the rice requirements for 6 months in the country.  Therefore, he said  there is no need to import rice.