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Oral Question Answers -29th Nov 2011

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QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS
Tuesday, November 29th 2011
QUESTION NO.1409’/11


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

(a)    (i)    Shown in Annexure No.1
(ii)    Specially, vegetables those are not produced in locally are imported for the purpose of tourist hotel industry.  Importers are motivated to import vegetables and fruits in the circumstances of reducing local production due to climate changes and reducing world market price compared to the local market price.

(iii)    Shown in Annexure No.11
(iv)    Shown in Annexure No.11

(v)    It is reported that 5,289 kg tomatoes were imported to the country with less than of local market price from India with approval of Indian Agrarian Ministry during the month of April, 2011.

(b)    Not applicable.