Decision to import 1 million tons of rice

Sunbd Desk || Published: 2021-07-12 10:26:50 || Updated: 2021-07-12 10:26:50

The government has decided to privately import 1 million tonnes of boiled rice to control the instability in the rice market in the country. The meeting was held on July 1 and was chaired by Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder.

It was decided at the meeting that initially 1 million tonnes of rice would have to be imported at the private level at 25 percent import duty. In the interest of keeping the market price stable, the Ministry of Food will be able to increase or decrease this amount if necessary.

Agriculture Minister in this regard. Abdur Razzak said that this time the price of paddy has been fixed at Tk 1,080 per ounce. In this the farmer got a fair price because the production cost per farmer was not more than 700 to 750 rupees. Therefore, if it is imported, the farmer will not be harmed in any way. The price of rice has gone up even after the Boro rice harvest, so it is necessary to import rice privately along with government imports in the previous continuity.

Sunbd/NJ

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