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Food Minister: Boro procurement drive must be successful at any cost

  • Published at 10:30 pm June 9th, 2021
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File photo of Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder speaks to reporters after attending a meeting of Food Planning and Monitoring Committee at the secretariat on Thursday, October 31, 2019 PID

The target for this year's Boro season is to procure 1,000,000 metric tons of boiled rice at Tk 40 per kg and 100,000 tons of atap at a price of Tk39 per kg

The government is determined to make the ongoing Boro procurement drive a success at any cost, Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder said on Wednesday.

He also directed the concerned authorities to collect paddy from actual farmers.

“Paddy has to be procured from real farmers. We have to be careful in ensuring farmers who come to sell paddy are not harassed,” he said while addressing a virtual program on progress review meeting of internal Boro procurement campaign 2021 at his office at the secretariat.


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Emphasizing on the fact that the country has bumper yields of Boro paddy, the minister urged officials of the food department to make the ongoing procurement campaign a success by achieving the target of collection within the stipulated time.

The target for this year's Boro season is to procure 1,000,000 metric tons of boiled rice at Tk 40 per kg and 100,000 tons of atap at a price of Tk39 per kg.

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