Alexa Rice market is being monitored: Minister

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Rice market is being monitored: Minister

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 11:00 PM, 17 November 2019  

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Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumdar said that I have known through newspapers that prices of rice have increased slightly in the last few days. However, we are monitoring the market. It has been observed that the price of rice has increased slightly.

He said this during a meeting with the rice-mill owners at the conference hall of the Ministry for Food on Sunday.

At this time, the minister called on the mill owners to ensure that there was no problem with rice prices like onions. 

"We still have a lot of rice in stock," he said, adding that OMS dealers could not sell rice at Tk 30 per kg. So they don't want to take this. This does not mean that warehouse rice is of lower quality.

Stating that rice will not be exported, the minister said that if you want to export, you will have to make Smooth rice. But everyone eats it. So to export it will not be allowed.