Boro paddy procurement drive begins in Manikganj

Boro paddy and rice procurement drive began here today.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Manikganj Muhammad Abdul Latif formally inaugurated the programme at Beutha Food Godown in the town.

District Controller of Food Mahmuda Akter Mousumi, Upazila Controller of Food Md. Shariful Islam, Officer- in-Charge (OC) of Food Godown Bikash Chandra Debnath, large number of farmers and government officials were present on the occasion.

DC Muhammad Abdul Latif said to ensure the fair price of paddy and rice, the government has decided to procure rice from the producers avoiding any middle man.

He also urged the farmers to sell their paddy and rice to the government through the local authorities.

The government is buying per Kilogram (KG) paddy at a cost of Tk. 30.00 and per KG rice at a cost of Tk. 44 from the farmers directly.

The government has set a target of buying 528 metric tons of paddy and 440 metric tons of clean rice from the district during the current season, the sources said.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha