Boro rice procurement drive progressing fast in Netrakona

Boro rice procurement drive progressing fast in Netrakona

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Boro rice procurement drive of the food department, which was launched since May 2015, has been progressing satisfactorily amid much enthusiasm.District food department office sources said, the department designed a programme to procure a total of 26,333 tonnes of boiled rice from the enlisted rice mill owners in ten upazilas of the district this year.
Under the programme, 13 purchasing centers were set up in the government warehouses in the ten upazilas for purchasing rice at the rate of Taka 32 per kilogramme from the millers.Meanwhile, District food controller Mohammad Rafizuddin said 20,000 tonnes of rice have been purchased through the centers till today.He hopes that the rice procurement target would be fulfilled before the last day of the procurement drive, which ends on August 31. –BSS, Netrakona

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