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Wheat procurement drive begins in Gaibandha

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Wheat procurement drive has begun in Sundarganj upazila in the district on Wednesday amid much enthusiasm to the farmers. Manjurul Islam Liton, MP, formally inaugurated the wheat procurement drive in the upazila as the chief guest and acting upazila parishad chairman Rezia Begum and UNO Abdul Hai Milton were present as the special guests.
Office sources said the government has set a target to procure a total of 387 tonnes of wheat from the upazila through two purchasing centers here during the current season.The growers could sell wheat in the purchasing centres taking the certification from the local sub assistant agriculture officer and union parishad chairman, said Halimur Rahman, officer in charge of local supply depot located at upazila headquarters.Price of per kg of wheat has been fixed at taka 28, he said adding that much enthusiasm has been seen among the farmers here on the inaugural day of the wheat procurement drive.
Talking to BSS district controller food M. Amzad Hossain said the government would procure a total of 1,074 tonnes of wheat through 11 purchasing centres of the food department from the district this season.Necessary measures had been taken to achieve the target fixed by the department through motivating the growers by the agri and food officials, he also said. -BSS, Gaibandha

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