19,399 tonnes of Aman paddy, rice to be procured in Jashore
JASHORE, Nov 22, 2021 (BSS) - Food department has set a target of
procurement 19,399 tonnes of aman paddy and rice from eight upazilas of the
district this season.
The department will procure 8,155 metric tonnes of paddy and 11,244
metric tonnes of rice, a food official said.
District Food Controller Office sources said the government will procure
8,155 metric tonnes of paddy at a cost of Taka 28 per kg from card holder
farmers in the district and 11,244 metric tonnes of rice from listed millers
at a cost of Taka 40 per kg.
Of the total, 1,708 tonnes of paddy and 2,726 tonnes of rice will be
procured in Sadar upazila, 1,180 tonnes of paddy and 2,611 tonnes of rice in
Sharsha upazila, 453 tonnes of paddy and 3,037 tonnes of rice in Abhaynagar
upazila, 799 tonnes of paddy and 701 tonnes of rice in Jhikorgacha upazila,
569 tonnes of paddy and 477 tonnes of rice in Keshabpur upazila, 1,061 tonnes
of paddy and 417 tonnes of rice in Bagharpara upazila and 940 tonnes of paddy
and 793 tonnes of rice will be procured in Chaugacha upazila of the district.
District food controller Md. Abdur Rahman said paddy and rice will be
procured as per the government rules. The procurement drive has started from
last November 7.
There are 313 listed millers in the district and the procurement drive
will start after the agreement with the listed millers soon. Paddy and rice
procurement drive will continue till February 28 next year.