Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Paddy procurement begins in Natore

Published 5:16 pm | May 21, 2019

District Food Office in cooperation with district administration today started boro paddy procurement directly from the farmers for ensuring fair prices of the staple food.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Md Shahriaz formally inaugurated the food procurement programme at a function at Kafuria union under Sadar upazila in the district.

District Food Controller Shafiqul Islam said price of paddy has been fixed per mound at Taka 1040.

The DC said, “We are purchasing paddy from farmers, particularly marginal ones to ensure fair prices of their paddy.”

The Department of Agricultural Extension sources said the country has witnessed bumper boro yielding as the government has provided all necessary support including agri-input to the farmers for boro paddy cultivation.

The government has taken initiative of boro paddy procurement so that growers can get fair prices.



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