Govt collects over 1.39 lakh tonnes rice in Khulna division
JASHORE, Sept 2, 2021 (BSS) - The food department has set a target to collect over 1.39 lakh tonnes of rice in all the 10 districts of Khulna division during the current Boro season to ensure food security amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this regard, the food department has inked an agreement with the millers to procure 1,43,126 tonnes of Boro rice in all the 10 districts of Khulna division during the current Boro season.
Of them, one lakh 39 thousand 591 tonnes of rice have been collected, according to the food department sources.
As part of the nationwide Boro rice procurement drive, the government started to purchase the food grain from the millers on May 7 which ended on August 31 last.
Jashore District Food Controller Md Abdur Rahman said the department procured Boiled rice at Taka 40 per kilogram (Kg) and Atap rice at Taka 39 per kg.
A total of 98 percent rice procurement work against the target has been completed, he added.