Its President B.K. Ranjith told media that it was not possible to adhere to the stipulated price due to the high price small and medium scale rice mill owners have to pay for the paddy.
The Consumer Affairs Authority had specified the price for locally produced samba except Keeri and Suduru samba at a maximum retail price of Rs. 90, Nadu Rs. 80 and Kekulu Rs. 78, in the gazette notification issued on August 4.