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Boro procurement drive progressing fast in Gaibandha
Published :Sunday, 29 May, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 25

GAIBANDHA, May 28: Boro paddy procurement drive of Food Department has been progressing fast in the district since May 3 amid much enthusiasm to the farmers.
Office sources said the government has fixed a target to procure 18,474 tonnes of Boro paddy from the farmers through 11 purchasing centers of all the seven upazilas in the district during the current Boro season.
Price of per kg paddy has also been fixed at TK 23, the sources added.
To make the procurement drive a grand success, the field level agri officials of Department of Agriculture Extension are motivating the farmers to sell their paddy at the local purchasing centers to help them get fair prices against their crop.
Of the total, some 233 tonnes of paddy had already been purchased from the farmers, said an official of the Food Department.     ?BSS

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