Procurement drive begins in Natore
NATORE, May 17: Under the government's food procurement drive programme, district Food Department started buying foods from the farmers officially.
M Shafiqul Islam Shimul, MP, inaugurated the programme in front of the food godown at Borogachha area in the town on Monday.
Among others, District Food Controller Shafiqul Islam, and Awami League (AL) leader Sayed Mortaza Ali were also present.
Food Controller Shafiqul Islam said this time the office will purchase 14,206 metric tons of boiled rice at Tk 36 per kg, 540 MT of sunned rice at Tk 35, 2,115 MT of paddy at Tk 28, and 2,655 MT of wheat at Tk 28 from the farmers.
He further said the office will purchase wheat up to June 30 and paddy till August 31.