GAIBANDHA: Boro paddy procurement drive of food department began in Sadar upazila of the district on Tuesday.
Sources said the government has fixed a target to procure a total of 18302 tonnes of paddy from the farmers of the district through 12 purchasing centers during the current Boro season.On Tuesday, Boro paddy procurement drive was launched at local supply depot (LSD) near Superintendent of Police (SP) office of the town here.
A discussion was held on the premises of LSD on the occasion.
Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Md Rafiul Alam attended the function as the chief guest while Upazila Food Controller Mofakkharul Islam presided over the ceremony.
Later the UNO formally inaugurated the drive through purchasing paddy from the farmers.
Earlier, the farmers’ applied for the registration to sell their paddy through online apps namely “Krishoker Apps” and the farmers selection was made through online lottery system in cooperation with respective upazila administration.
District Food Controller Reajur Rahman Raju said as many as 3017 tonnes of Boro paddy would be procured from the Sadar upazila this year.Price of per kilogram of Boro paddy has also been fixed at TK 27 and the procurement drive in other six upazilas of the district would begin immediately, he concluded.