‘Govt to build 200 paddy silos to ensure fair price’

16th June, 2019 11:24:51 printer

Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder said the government has planned to build 200 silos across the country to store the paddies from the marginal farmers.

“The paddies will be purchased from the growers directly and stored into the silos… so middle men won’t be able to exploit market situation,” he said at a view-exchange meeting held in Mohadebpur upazila of Naogaon on Saturday, reports BSS.

Majumder said, “Paddies will not be purchased from the businessmen anymore. Any kind of irregularities will not be tolerated… tougher action will be taken against the responsible persons.”

He said the farmers will be beneficiary as the budget of fiscal 2019-20 is a farmer-friendly one.