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Oral Question Answers 01193-11 - 23rd Sept 2011

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QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS
Friday,  September 23, 2011
Question No. 1193/11


Answers

Hon. Ravi Karunanayake: To ask the Minister of Co-operatives and Internal Trade.

(a)    (i)    According to the information given by the Department of Census and Statistics,

Total Consumption of dried chillies. (Domestic Consumption)
Dried Chillies                    Dried Chillies Powder
Review Year 2006/2007    11,669 Ton                    23,811 Ton

Review Year 2009/2010    11,507 Ton                    26,072 Ton


Per capital Consumption of dried chillies. (Domestic Consumption)
Dried Chillies                     Dried Chillies Powder
Review Year 2006/2007    0.59 Kg                    1.19Kg

Review Year 2009/2010    0.56 Kg                    1.27 Kg


(ii)     Shown in Annexure No.1

(iii)    Shown in Annexure No.1

(iv)    Shown in Annexure No.11

(v)    Shown in Annexure No.11

(vi)    As special Commodity Levy is only imposed on July, 2011 for dried chillies, other taxes are not applicable to item. Accordingly, Rs.57 may considered as a subsidy.

(b)    Shown in Annexure No.111

(c)    Not applicable.