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Govt to import more 1 lakh tonnes of rice

Desk Report || risingbd.com

Published: 18:43, 1 October 2022   Update: 18:43, 1 October 2022
Govt to import more 1 lakh tonnes of rice

The 45 organizations are going to get approval to import one lakh more tonnes of rice, said commerce ministry.

Sources said, to keep the supply normal in local market, the decision was taken. A letter was sent to commerce ministry from food ministry in this regard on Thursday (September 30).

The rice would be included 81 thousand tons of non-basmati boiled rice and 19 thousand tons of Atap rice.

In the letter of food ministry said, the selected importers will have to supply the rice in local markets by December 31.

According to the Food Planning and Monitoring Unit of the Ministry of Food (FPMU), 13 lakh 51 thousand 479 tonnes of rice were collected till August 31 this year.