Prices of rice, paddy reasonable: Razzaque

Staff Correspondent

6 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Agriculture Minister Dr. Abdur Razzaque said the procurement prices of rice and paddy fixed by the government is reasonable.

He also said that it will be possible to procure paddy and rice this year as per the target, because the paddy and rice procurement price is very consistent comparing the market.

The agriculture minister came up with this remark at the inaugural function of purchasing paddy directly from farmers through lottery on “Krishaker App” in Khulna from the secretariat on Wednesday.

The minister further said that the government is working to radically change the agriculture in the saline lands of the south including Khulna.

“Different varieties and technologies of crops suitable for cultivation in saline lands have already been developed. Many successes have been

achieved in saline lands through cultivation. More new varieties and technologies will continue to be invented to bring revolution on agricultural in the saline lands of the South,” he said.

 Khulna District Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Helal Hossain presided over the programme while Khulna-5 MP Narayan Chandra Chanda, Secretary of Ministry of Food Dr. Mosammat Nazmanara Khanum, and other high officials attend at the programme.