KHULNA Department of Ghugraghati Food of Koyra upazila
has started Aman paddy procurement directly from the farmers of Koyra upazila
in the district for ensuring fair prices of the staple food.
According to Upazil Food Department Office, a total of 1,681 tonnes of
Aman paddy will be procured from 7 unions under Koyra upazila during the
A total of 1700 card holder farmers can sell paddy at fixed price of Taka 26
per kg. The paddy procurement programme will continue till February 28,
A farmer of Koyra upazila said this year, we are also earning good profit by
selling Aman paddy at Tk 1,040 per mound in the local market.
Many farmers coming from different villages of the upazila, they are very
happy to get rice high price and cash Taka in the Ghugragha food storage than
the local market.
Ghugarkati Food Warehouse Officer Md. Nurunnabi Siddique said that the
procurement of paddy in the warehouse started from on January 26 by the
enlisted 1700 card holder farmers.
The Department of Agricultural Extension sources said the country has
witnessed bumper Aman yield as the government has provided all necessary
support including agri-input to the farmers for boro paddy cultivation.
The government has taken initiative of boro paddy procurement so that growers
can get fair price.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)