Paddy procurement begins in Koyra

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

current season.

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,

source said.

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)