Govt to buy 6 lakh tonnes Boro rice

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The supervision has targeted shopping 6 lakh tonnes of Boro rice from a done during home marketplace during Tk twenty-nine a kg from Jun 5 to Sep 30.

But distinct in a prior years, it will not buy paddy from a farmers due to miss of competent storage comforts compulsory for this.

Food Secretary Barun Dev Mitra pronounced this whilst articulate to reporters during his bureau yesterday.

Production cost of Boro paddy this deteriorate is Tk 14.65 a kg as estimated by a cultivation ministry. Procurement cost of rice has been bound receiving in to care logging cost as well as twenty-five percent benefit, he said.

Public shopping of Boro rice used to begin in mid-April in a past, though this time a supervision behind a routine observant marketplace prices of rice were high, as well as open shopping for upon condition that cost inducement to farmers was not needed.

The supervision preference to buy Boro rice right away comes in a arise of descending prices of paddy in a array of districts.

Field reports perceived from Dinajpur, Rangpur, Thakurgaon as well as a small alternative districts contend paddy prices have left down to Tk 460 a maund (around 37kg).

In most alternative districts together with Rajshahi,Chapainawabganj, Mymensingh as well as Netrakona, a prices however ranged from Tk 550 to 750 a maund depending upon a peculiarity of paddy.

Meanwhile, food marketplace analysts appreciated a supervision decision, observant “better late than never”. They however remarkable squeeze of rice, as well as not paddy, will especially good rice millers instead of farmers.

“We have essentially targeted shopping 6 lakh tonnes of rice. However, if prices fall, you will buy more,” a food cabinet member said.

The supervision preference followed a assembly of a Food Planning as well as Monitoring Committee headed by Food as well as Disaster Management Minister Abdur Razzaque.

After a assembly hold upon Wednesday, Razzaque told reporters a supervision targets shopping eleven lakh tonnes of rice from a internal marketplace in a subsequent mercantile year. If it fails to do so, it will go for import.

The aim of rice shopping this mercantile year is twelve lakh tonnes.

The supervision right away has a food batch of 10 lakh tonnes. And import of 3 lakh tonnes some-more is in process, food method officials said.

Last year, a supervision essentially paid for Boro rice during Tk twenty-five a kg, as well as after it increasing a cost to Tk twenty-eight following final from a rice millers upon drift of tall paddy prices.

Former food cabinet member Abdul Latif Mandal told The Daily Star if a supervision could buy paddy without delay a farmers, it would good them. But a benefits will right away go to a millers.

Prodip Kuma Roy, a personality of a county physique Democratic Budget Movement, said, “We titillate a supervision to buy paddy without delay from a farmers as they have been already pang waste in most northern districts.”

The government-set Boro prolongation aim this mercantile year is 1.86 crore tonnes. Aman as well as Aus outlay final year stood during 1.22 crore tonnes as well as seventeen lakh tonnes.

The country’s food order is estimated during 3 crore tonnes a year.

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