Rice procurement has been officially inaugurated in Joypurhat for the current Boro season. Joypurhat Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md Arafat Hossain inaugurated the campaign to collect rice from contracted millers at the government food warehouse in the district headquarters at 11am on Friday. Upazila Food Officer Yasmin Ara Lipi, Food Warehouse Storage and Transportation Officer Abdur Rahim, Obegro Industry Manager Zahurul Islam and others were present at the occasion.
It is mentionable that a total of 2,401 metric tonnes of paddy will be procured directly from farmers in the district at Tk 27 per kg and 5,661 metric tonnes of rice will be procured from millers at Tk 40 per kg which will continue till August 16. The district food department hopes that the remaining open prices of paddy and rice will be tolerable.
---Md Ataur Rahman in Joypurhat
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