DHAKA, June 9, 2021 (BSS) – Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder today urged all concerned to make the ongoing Boro procurement drive successful at any cost.
“The ongoing Boro procurement drive must be successful at any cost as Boro paddy has bumper yield in the country”, he said.
The minister made the remark virtually while addressing a meeting titled ‘Inner Boro Collection Campaign-2021 Progress Review Meeting’ as the chief guest from his office room at the secretariat here.
Instructed to collect paddy from the actual farmers, he urged the officials of the food department to make the ongoing procurement campaign a success.
He said the target of collection has to be achieved within the stipulated time.
The minister said paddy has to be procured from real farmers. He also urged all not to harass any farmer who comes to sell paddy.
Secretary of the Ministry of Food Mosammat Nazmanara Khanum presided over the meeting.
Director General of the Food Department Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, officials of the department, regional and district food officers were present at the virtual meeting.
The food minister inaugurated the Paddy Collection Campaign and Rice Collection Campaign-2021 on April 28 and May 8 respectively.
The target for this year’s Boro season is to procure 10 lakh metric tonnes of boiled rice at Taka 40 per kg and one lakh tonnes of Atap rice at Tk 39 per kg.