A total of 3.50 lakh tons of boiled rice will be procured through mill owners at Tk36 per kg
Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder has said the government will procure some six lakh tons of Aman paddy directly from farmers at Tk26 per kg from November 20 to February 28 next.
The minister came up with the announcement while talking to reporters after a meeting of Food Planning and Monitoring Committee at the secretariat on Thursday, reports UNB.
A total of 3.50 lakh tons of boiled rice will be procured through mill owners at Tk36 per kg, he said.
The government will also procure 50,000 tons of non-boiled (Atap) rice through the mill owners from December 1 to February 28, he said.
The minister said local administrations will send lists of farmers by November 10 and the rice will be procured from them directly as per the lists.
Food-Friendly Program of the government has been extended to seven months from five months marking the Mujib Year, he said adding village police will get rice at Tk10 per kg under the program.
Fishermen will be also be given rice at Tk10 per kg and a proposal in this regard has been sent to the Finance Ministry, the minister added.
Agriculture Minister Abdur Razzaque along with the secretaries concerned were present at the meeting.