Govt to procure 5-6 lakh metric tonnes of rice to reduce shortage: Razzaque
Publish- December 27, 2020, 11:20 PM
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Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque on Sunday said that aiming to eliminate the shortage and control prices in the rice markets, the government is going to purchase 5-6 lakh metric tonnes of rice.
“Excessive floods and five-month long heavy rains have damaged the Aush and Aman this year, he said, adding that specially 1.5 lakh hectares of Aman paddy were spoiled which has increased the rice price in markets,” he said.