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No reason to hike rice prices: Minister

Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder on Wednesday warned against increasing rice prices, saying the country has an adequate stockpile of food grain. “There’s no reason to hike the prices. Stern action will be taken against those involved in raising rice prices,” he told reporters after a views exchange meeting with rice mill owners at the Secretariat. A cell has been ... Read More »

Japan will help double Africa’s rice output by 2030: PM Abe

By Nafissatou Diouf Yokohama, Japan, Aug 28 2019 – The Sasakawa Association will work with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), to help double rice production to 50 million tonnes by 2030. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the announcement at the Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) symposium held on Wednesday during TICAD7. Read More »

Over 1.54 lakh poor get VGF rice in Rajshahi

Over 1.54 lakh poor and distressed families were brought under Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) programme here to mark the end of Ramadan and celebration of the upcoming holy Eid-ul-Fitr festival. Under the programme, a total of 2,413 tonnes of rice were distributed among the beneficiary families in all 72 Union Parishads under nine upazilas and 14 pourasabhas (municipalities) in the ... Read More »

Boro rice procurement begins in Rajshahi

Procurement of Boro rice has been started in all eight districts under Rajshahi division with the main thrust of facilitating the farmers towards getting fair price of the newly harvested food grain. According to the official sources, the government has taken decision of procuring 2,69,550 tonnes of boiled rice, 22,476 tonnes of non-boiled rice and 26,614 tonnes of paddy in ... Read More »

Record potato output: Fair rice make farmers happy in Rangpur Region

Farmers are happy after getting an all- time record production of over 23.20-lakh tonnes of potato and fair price this season and its trade is getting momentum now in Rangpur Agriculture Zone. Officials of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said farmers got quality seed, fertilisers and all assistance timely from officials of DAE and other agriculture related departments and ... Read More »

BD govt to procure 12,50,000 tonnes paddy, rice, wheat

Dhaka, Mar 28 (UNB) – The government will procure 12,50,000 tonnes of rice, paddy and wheat during the upcoming Boro season. Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder said the procurement will take place between April 25 and August 31. He came up with the remarks after concluding a meeting of Food Planning and Monitoring Committee at the ministry. Per kilogram rice ... Read More »