Govt to continue rice import to keep market stable: Food Minister

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Published: 9/6/2022 1:31:58 PM
Govt to continue rice import to keep market stable: Food Minister

Food Minister Shadhan Chandra Majumder addresses a press conference at Secretariat on September 6, 2022. Photo: Mahbubur Rahman Khan

The government will continue import rice to keep the rice market stable, said Food Minister Shadhan Chandra Majumder today (September 6, 2022).

It aims to import 10 lakh tonnes of rice in the current fiscal, the minister said, adding that they set the target as a precautionary measure.

The minister was speaking at a press conference at Secretariat.

The Cabinet Committee on Government purchase has already approved the import of 2.3 lakh tonnes of rice from Vietnam and one lakh ton from India.

 

Measures are being taken to import two lakh tonnes rice from Myanmar, he said.

 

Source - The Daily Star

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