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Boro rice procurement progressing fast in Gaibandha

Boro rice procurement progressing fast in Gaibandha

Boro rice procurement drive of the food department has been
progressing fast in the district since May 19 amid much enthusiasm to
the millers.
Sources concerned said the government has fixed a target to procure
23,619 tonnes of boiled rice and 1,080 tonnes of sun-dried rice from
the millers through 11 purchasing centers in all the seven upazilas in
the district during the current Boro season.
Price of per kg of boiled rice and sun-dried has also been fixed at
Taka 29 and Taka 28 respectively, the sources said.
To make the procurement drive a success, the department of food has
already inked deals with 640 millers of the district.
Of the total, some 21,645 tonnes of rice have already been purchased
from the millers, said an official of the food department.
M. Saiful Alam, food controller of the district, said the rice
procurement target might be achieved as the drive would continue till
September 30.
Necessary measures have also been taken to procure the paddy from the
farmers so that they would get fair prices of rice and paddy. -BSS,