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Govt to buy 17 lakh tonnes Boro paddy-rice

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 06:53 PM, 7 April 2020  

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The government will procure six lakh tonnes of paddy and three and 11.5 lakh tonnes of rice from the farmers in this current Boro season.

Setting this targets and prices for the collection of Boro paddy and rice, a letter was sent to the Director-General of Food Department by the Food Planning and Monitoring Unit (FPMU) of the Ministry of Food on April 2.  

The paddy will be procured at the rate of Tk 26 per kilogramme (Kgs) from the farmers from April 26 to August 31 while 10 lakh tonnes rice at Tk 36 per kg from May 7 to August 31. Besides, the government will also procure 150,000 tonnes of non-boiled (atap) rice at Tk 35 per kg. 

Meanwhile, the government procured 4 lakh tonnes of Boro paddy and 14 lakh tonnes of rice last year.