Govt to buy Aman paddy at Tk 26 per kg from farmers: Minister

Published : 31 Oct 2019, 16:17

Sahos Desk

Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder on Thursday said the government will procure 6 lakh mts of Aman paddy directly from farmers at Tk 26 per kg from November 20 till February 28.

The Minister came up with the announcement while talking to reporters after a meeting of food planning and monitoring committee at the secretariat.

A total of 3.50 lakh mts of boiled rice will be procured through the mill owners at TK 36 per kg, he said adding the government will also procure 50,000 mts of non-boiled(Atap) rice through the mill owners from December 1 to February 28.

The Minister said local administration will send the list of farmers by November 10 and rice will be procured from farmers directly as per the list.

Food-Friendly Progrmme of the government has been extended to seven months from five marking the Mujij Year, he said adding that under the programme village police will be provided with rice at Tk 10 per kg.

Fishermen  will be also be given rice at Tk 10 per kg and a proposal in this regard has been sent to the Finance Ministry, said the Minister.

Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque along with the secretaries concerned were present at the meeting.


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