2,667 tonnes Aman rice procured in Joypurhat

2,667 tonnes Aman rice procured in Joypurhat


So far a total of 2,667 tonnes of Aman rice has been procured from all the five upazilas of the district under the ongoing rice procurement drive of the government against the target of 2,927 tonnes.District food department sources said the Aman rice procurement drive to be continued in the district till March 31.

The department has signed agreements with 516 rice mill owners of the district for procuring the rice, said district food controller Iqbal Bahar Chowdhury.Farmers cultivated Aman on 70,723 hectares of land in the district during the last Aman season and produced over 2.5 lakh tonnes rice, the officer added. -BSS, Joypurhat


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