Dhaka, Bangladesh
Rice procurement nearing completion in Gaibandha

Rice procurement nearing completion in Gaibandha

Our Correspondent GAIBANDHA, Feb 7: Aman rice procurement drive which commenced in the district in December 2018 is nearing completion here amid much enthusiasm of all concerned, including millers. Food-department sources said the government set a target to purchase 14,377 tonnes of rice from the millers through 11 purchasing centres of the district during the current Aman season at the rate of Tk 36 per kg. To make the procurement drive a grand success the department of food had entered into an agreement with 946 millers in the district to supply rice to local supply depots (LSDs), said an official of the department. Talking to the News Today district controller of food M. Jahirul Islam said the target fixed by the government must be easily achieved this year as 13,877 tonnes of rice had been purchased from the millers till February 06. “Instructions were given to the officers in charge of LSDs here to procure rice from the millers properly without any criticism and irregularities,” he also said. In reply to a query, the district controller of food said the drive would continue till February 28.

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