Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder on Thursday said that the market price of rice is affordable and stable amid the coronavirus pandemic as the government’s paddy and rice collection aim has been fulfilled.
“Although the government’s paddy and rice collection target remained unfulfilled, its aim has been achieved successfully in the recent concluding Boro season,” he said.
The minister came up with the remarks at a programme in Niamatpur upazila of Naogaon in the afternoon.
He said the amount of collected food grains is enough for the government reserve.
The country is not facing any food scarcity amid natural disaster like flood and coronavirus pandemic due to proper decision and prudence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the minister said.
Responding to a question regarding rice import, he said: “We’re examining the reserve of rice across the country. If necessary, rice will be imported to keep the market price stable.”