KHULNA, May 21, 2019 (BSS) – Upazila Food Office in cooperation with local
administration today started boro paddy procurement directly from the farmers
in the district for ensuring fair prices of the staple food.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Mohammad Helal Hossain formally inaugurated the
food procurement programme at a function at Fultola upazila warehouse in the
District Food Controller Muhammad Tanvir Rahman, Upazila Parishad Chairman
Sheikh Akram Hossain and officials of different government organizations,
among others, addressed the function with Upazila Nirbahi Officer Parvin
Sultana in the chair.
A total of 132 tonnes of boro paddy will be procured from four unions
under Fultola upazila during the current season. Each card holder farmers can
sell rice up to 3000 kilograms(kg) and price has been fixed at Taka 26 per
kg. The paddy procurement programme will continue till August 28.
The Department of Agricultural Extension sources said the country has
witnessed bumper boro yield as the government has provided all necessary
support including agri-input to the farmers for boro paddy cultivation.
The government has taken initiative of boro paddy procurement so that
growers can get fair prices.