47,482 tonnes Boro paddy, rice so far procured in Jashore
JASHORE, May 17, 2022 (BSS) - The government so far procured around 47,482 tonnes of Boro paddy and rice during the current season in the district, food department sources said.
The government started paddy procurement on April 28 and rice procurement on May 7 last from all eight upazilas of the district.
Nittananda Kundu, district food controller, said the government has set a target of procuring 26,754 tonnes of rice and 20,728 tonnes of Boro paddy until August 31 in the district during the current season.
Of those, a total of 3, 138 tonnes of Boro paddy and 6,265 tonnes of rice would be procured from Sadar upazila while 3,325 tonnes of paddy and 6,171 tonnes of rice from Sharsha,1,852 tonnes of paddy and 7,212 tonnes of rice from Abhaynagar, 3,892 tonnes of paddy and 2,525 tonnes of rice from Monirampur, 1,975 tonnes of paddy and 326 tonnes of rice from Bagherpara, 2,715 tonnes of paddy and 1,608 tonnes of rice from Jhikargacha, 2,471 tonnes of paddy and 1,631 tonnes of rice from Chaugacha and 1,360 tonnes of paddy and 1,016 tonnes of rice from Keshabpur upazila during the current season.
Procurement drive of the newly harvested paddy and rice is going on in full swing everywhere in the district, Kundu said.
"We're procuring rice at Taka 40 per kilogram while paddy at Taka 27 per kilogram," he said.