SIRAJGANJ: Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder said the government will purchase paddy directly from the marginal farmers at a fair price.
“Even one kg paddy will not be allowed to buy sans marginal farmers so that the farmers can sell their product at fair prices to avoid any sort of irregularities,” he added.
The minister was addressing the inauguration ceremony of paddy procurement at Food Warehouse in Sadar Upazila of Sirajganj on Wednesday (May 15) morning.
The authorities concerned should purchase paddy from the growers directly so that middle men won’t be able to gain through creating unfair situation, he added.
The minister said that the government has taken several steps to save the marginal farmers. In areas where boro rice is produced more, the project is being taken to set up the Steel Paddy silo drying machine. It will be possible to purchase 10 lakh tonnes of rice. The project will be implemented in the next one-and-a-half year.
BDST: 1955 HRS, MAY 15, 2019