Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Govt to buy rice at Tk 39 per kg from Dec 3 to Feb 28

  • Staff Correspondent, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2017-11-30 21:42:51 BdST

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The government will collect 300,000 tonnes of rice at the rate of Tk 39 per kilogram from the domestic market during the ongoing season of Aman crop.

The government procurement will start on Dec 3 and continue throughout the country until Feb 28 next year, Food Minister Qamrul Islam told reporters on Thursday.

According to him, the farmers spent Tk 37.2 to produce one kg of Aman crop in this season.  

The government purchased 300,000 tonnes of rice from the domestic market at Tk 33 per kg last year. The production cost was Tk 29 per kg at the time, it said.