Paddy collection begins in Manikganj

Deputy Commissioner on Tuesday inaugurated the Boro collection with combined harvester machines in Patal Bil area of Sadar upazila.

 

DC SM Ferdous said the government has subsidized fertilizers, seeds and irrigation electricity for farmers.

 

Besides, modern combined harvester machines are also provided with half subsidy, he said.

 

According to district agriculture department, Boro was cultivated on 46,569 hectares of land this year with a production target of 47,000 metric tonnes of Boro paddy.

 

Earlier on May 7, the government started procurement of paddy directly from farmers at Tk 26 per kg.

 

Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder said the government will procure eight lakh metric tonnes of paddy during the current Boro season directly from farmers and 11.5 lakh metric tonnes of rice (boiled and non-boiled) from millers.

 

Source: United News of Bangladesh