Rice price is stable: Food minister


19th November, 2019 08:38:42 printer

Rice price is stable: Food minister

Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder said on Tuesday the rice price is stable in the country as the government kept the rice distribution programme uninterrupted for 50 lakh poor people.

“As per the electoral pledge of the ruling Awami League, the government is continuously distributing rice among the poor at a price of Taka 10 per kg, which has kept the rice price stable across the country,” he said.

The minister was addressing a triennial council of the Awami League at Ghatnagar Union under Porsha Upazila  this afternoon.

Claiming that the farmers are now getting fair price for their products, the minister said the country is not facing any irrigation crisis and that’s why the rice production has increased significantly.

He said farmers had to die for fertilizer during the BNP regime, but it is now easily available for the farmers.

Chaired by Ghatnagar Union Awami League President M Asgar Ali, the meeting also addressed, among others, by District Awami League vice-president M Abdur Rahman, Organizing Secretary Jabed Jahangir Sohel and Deputy Publicity Secretary Ranjet Sarker.