15,90,425 tonnes of food stock in country: Qamrul

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SANGSAD BHABAN, Sept 10, 2018 (BSS) – Food Minister Mohammad Qamrul Islam
today said that presently the country’s food grain stock reached to 15,90,425 tonnes.

”The food grain stock in the country till September 5, is 13 lakh 42 thousand 785 tonnes
of rice, 18 thousand 140 metric tonnes of paddy and 2 lakh 35 thousand 849 tonnes of
wheat,” he said this, while replying to a question from treasury bench member Didarul
Alam of Chittagong-4 constituency in the Jatiya Sangsad.

He said that during the year of 2017-2018, the government collected 6,01,984 metric
tonnes of rice from domestic source against the target of 6,02,000 tonne in the Aman
season.

The Food Minister said, in the current Boro season, the government targeted to procure
12,29,950 metric tonnes of pure rice, 1,50,000 metric tonnes of rice and 27,000 metric
tonnes of paddy from the domestic sources.

Out of the target, the government procured 12,02,665 metric tonnes of rice and 20,668
metric tonnes of paddy till September 5, 2018, he informed the House.

 

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