The government has planned to purchase rice from farmers through digital Apps for the first time in the upcoming Aman season.
In this experimental move, the government will purchase rice from 16 upazilas of 8 divisions through an app named ‘Krishoker App’.The app has been developed for the farmer so that they could sell their produced paddy directly to the government.
After downloading the app, it can be used easily on a smartphone. Farmers have to register through the app providing their national ID number and phone number. In case of not having a mobile, the farmer can go to the upazila digital center and use the app there.
The officers of Directorate General of Food said the government will start their experimental process of collecting paddy from 20 November and from December 1 they will start collecting rice. Purchasing will continue till February 28.
The Food Department of the country hopes that this process will curb the irregularities and corruption in rice collection.
If this experimental digital purchasing process goes well, the process will be implemented widely in the next Boro season.
Dr. Mosammat Nazmanara Khanum, the Director General of Directorate General of Food said, “We want our farmers to apply for selling rice from their home. If one does not have a smartphone he can use his relatives one or can get help from upazila digital centers.”She said, earlier the rice were exchanged many hands before collected by the government. Now it can be solved.
Amon paddy will be collected through the app from the farmers of Savar, Gazipur Sadar, Mymensingh Sadar, Jamalpur Sadar, Brahmanbaria Sadar, Comilla Sadar south, Barisal Sadar, Bhola Sadar, Naogaon Sadar, Bogra Sadar, Rangpur Sadar, Dinajpur Sadar, Jhenaidah Sadar, Jessore Sadar, Habiganj Sadar and Moulvibazar Sadar Upazila.