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Govt to procure 16.5 lakh tonnes of Boro paddy, rice

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Published: 14:39, 13 April 2023   Update: 17:37, 13 April 2023
Govt to procure 16.5 lakh tonnes of Boro paddy, rice

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The government has set a target to procure 4 lakh tonnes of paddy, 12.50 lakh tonnes of boiled rice and one lakh tonne wheat in the upcoming Boro season.

The procurement of Boro paddy and rice will start from May 7 and continue till August 31, 2023.

The procurement price of Boro paddy has been fixed at Tk 30 per kg, boiled rice at Tk 44 and wheat at Tk 35 per kg. In 2022, the price of paddy was Tk 27 per kg, boiled rice Tk 40 and wheat Tk 28.

The price was fixed at a meeting of the Food Planning and Monitoring Committee (FPMC) at the cabinet meeting room on Thursday. Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder presided over the meeting, according to a press release of the food ministry.

Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque, Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Md Tajul Islam, Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi and Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim attended the meeting.

Secretaries to different ministries, including the cabinet secretary, were present in the meeting.