December 1, 2017, 2:39 pm
The government will procure a total of 300,000 tonnes of aman rice at a rate of Tk 39 per kg from the internal market during the current aman season.
The decision was taken at an inter-ministerial meeting of food planning and monitoring committee (FPMC) held at the Bangladesh secretariat on Thursday. The procurement drive will continue from 3 December 2017 to 28 February 2018.
"Decision has been taken to procure 300,000 tonnes rice during the current aman season at a rate of Tk 39 per kg as the farmers have to spend Tk 37 for growing a kg of rice," food minister Qamrul Islam told journalists after the meeting.