Monday, April 13th, 2020

Special OMS of Tk 10 rice suspended

Published 7:50 pm | April 13, 2020

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Online desk : The special open market sale (OMS) of rice at Tk 10 per kg, introduced for low income group people during shut down, has been suspended because of huge crowd. Food Secretary Musammat Nazmanara Khanum confirmed the development on Monday.

She said a large number of people are gathering to buy rice as it does not require any cards that can spread coronavrus.

“So the programme has been suspended for the time being.The programme will restart after monitoring the situation,” said the secretary.

Earlier, the Food Ministry ordered to suspend pourasava, upazila and union level OMS programme at different districts and cancelled dealerships of various dealers for misappropriating rice of those programmes.

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