Govt to buy paddy through app in Boro season
DHAKA, March 11, 2020 (BSS) – Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder today said the government is going to procure paddy and rice using a digital app from 64 upazilas across country during the upcoming Boro season.
The government took the decision following the success of paddy procurement through the digital app in 16 upazilas in the last Aman season, he said while talking to reporters at the ministry’s conference room.
Through the app, the government procured 6.27 lakh tonnes of Aman paddy directly from farmers, he said.
The purpose of introducing the app is to provide fair prices to paddy growers, the minister said, adding that their main objective is to procure paddy maintaining transparency.
In the Boro season, the government will procure paddy and rice from 64 upazilas, said Sadhan Chandra.