08 May 2024, 18:51

No chance of rice price hike at this moment: Food Minister tells in JS


SANGSAD BHABAN, May 8, 2024 (BSS) - Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder
today said there is no possibility of increasing the staple food (Rice) price
right now at the open market across the country.

"There is no chance of soaring the rice price at this moment as the country
has substantial food stock," he said while responding to a supplementary
question during the question-answer session held at the Jatiya Sangsad (JS)
here with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.

In addition to this, Majumder said the country has substantial stock of rice
and procurement of Boro paddy has already begun in the country.

Under the programme, the government will procure 17 lakh tonnes of rice from
the farmers and the programme has already been inaugurated.

The food minister said the commodity price particularly the rice price is now
very much stable as the country has sufficient supply of rice.


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