Paddy and Rice Statistics in Sri Lanka
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands (MOAL) Cereal Balance Sheet (1974), production of paddy in Sri Lanka amounted to 898, 000 rice tons in 1972 and 885, 051 in 1973 (1 ton = 1016 kg). After accounting for seed and wastage, the net domestic supply was 790, 800 rice tons in 1972 and 728, 846 in 1973. However, the District-level data from MOAL for 1972 (1973a) sums to 987,288 tons if a standard paddy/rice conversion of 67 per cent is used (as in PMB, 1974, p. 24). There is thus a 10 per cent error margin between these sets of figures, and some of the assumptions behind the MOAL figures must be examined.
KeywordsCapita Consumption Green Revolution Conversion Of67 Rice Consumption Marketable Surplus
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Agrarian Research and Training Institute ARTI, (1974). The Agrarian Situation Relating to Paddy Cultivation in Five Selected Districts in Sri Lanka: part 1, Hambantota District, ARTI Research Study no. 6, Colombo.Google Scholar
- Central Bank of Ceylon (1970). Socio-Economic Study, Colombo.Google Scholar
- Dias, H. D. (1973). A Land Reform Policy in the Context of High Yielding Varieties, ARTI/IDS Seminar on the Social and Economic Consequences of the Introduction of the New Varieties, Colombo, ARTI.Google Scholar
- Ministry of Agriculture and Lands (MOAL), (1973a). District Level Agricultural Statistics from 1967–1972: Targets and Achievements, mimeo.Google Scholar
- Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, (1973b). Plan for Self-Sufficiency, mimeo.Google Scholar
- Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, (1974). Cereal Balance Sheet, mimeo.Google Scholar
- Paddy Marketing Board PMB, (1973a). Minutes of Regional Managers’ Meeting, January, mimeo.Google Scholar
- Paddy Marketing Board, (1973b). Transportation Model for Paddy-Rice Distribution: Data Sheets, mimeo.Google Scholar
- Paddy Marketing Board, (1974). Report of the Committee appointed to prepare a Scheme for the Co-ordination of Procurement of Paddy and Distribution of Rice by the Paddy Marketing Board in Sri Lanka, Colombo.Google Scholar
- Ryan, J. G., Sheldrake, R. and Yadav, S. P. (1974). Human Nutritional Needs and Crop Breeding Objectives in the Semi-Arid Tropics, Economics and Statistics Unit, ICRISAT, Occasional Paper no. 4, Hyderabad ICRISAT.Google Scholar
- Sagar, Vidya (1969). Trends of Rice Consumption in Ceylon, MOAL, mimeo.Google Scholar
- Sagar, Vidya (1971). Cereal Consumption in Ceylon: Patterns and Demand Estimates, UNDP/FAO Special Programme on Agriculture, MOAL, mimeo.Google Scholar