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Adequate stock of salt in country

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 10:31 AM, 8 April 2020  

Photo: Collected

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The country has a stock of over 10.26 lakh metric tons of edible salt which is adequate as per the demand of the people, the Ministry of Industries said.

According to sources of the Ministry of Industries, the monthly demand of edible salt in the country is around 75,000 metric tons. Until April 3 this year, the total reserve of salt is over 10.26 lakh metric tons.

Besides, there are sufficient salt reserves with dealers, wholesalers and retailers of different salt companies across the country.

As per the latest report of the Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC), the government set a target of 18.50 lakh metric tons of salt production in fiscal 2019-20 while 10.34 lakh metric tons have already been produced till April 3.

It also said that the total number of registered salt mills in the country is 270. Of these, 180 mills were operating before the coronavirus outbreak. At the present situation, 170 mills are operating in the short-range after taking coronavirus preventive measures under their own management.