Rice to be imported to control market price: Food Minister
Published: 03:08 PM, 6 June 2022
Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder - File Photo
Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder said the decision was taken to import rice privately to control the market price.
The Minister made the remarks in response to a question from reporters at his office in the Secretariat on Monday.
He said that the government has taken the decision due to the recent hike in rice prices. A summary of the decision to import rice will be sent to the Prime Minister and then the next course of action will be decided.
Sadhan Chandra Majumder said discussions would also be held on how to import rice duty-free. It will also ensure that farmers, markets and others are not harmed by the import of rice.
The stockists were being brought under license through the raid, the food minister said, adding that so no one can do whatever they want.