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Rice on the table

  • Published at 07:00 pm July 5th, 2017
  • Last updated at 07:12 pm July 5th, 2017
Rice on the table

The priority for any government should be food security, and in the case of Bangladesh, that means keeping the price of rice low and stable.

We know it has been of utmost importance to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that no one in Bangladesh should go hungry.

That is why it is sad when soaring prices are causing so much hardship in the country -- depleting government stocks have necessitated imports from Vietnam.

We can take pride in the fact that the days of famine are behind us, but the rice crisis we are seeing right now needs to be addressed before it gets out of hand.