Irri procurement progressing fast in Khulna div.

Irri-Boro procurement drives progressing fast in 10 districts under
Khulna division during this season.
Food Department has fixed 77,836 tonnes of Irri-Boro rice and 18,271
tonnes of paddy procuring from Narail, Jessore, Jhenaidah, Magura,
Kushtia, Chuadanga, Meherpur, Satkhira, Khulna and Bagerhat districts
of the country’s south-western region.
The Department of Food has been procuring Irri-Boro rice and paddy
since May last and the process continues in full swing everywhere in
the region and it will continue till September 30 next.
Food Department sources said the government has fixed a target of
procuring 77,836 tonnes of rice and 18,271 tonnes of paddy from 10 S-W
districts of Khulna division at the rates of Taka 18.50 per kg for
paddy and Taka 29 per kg for rice during this season.
As per the fixed target, 17,603 tonnes of rice and 5,312 tonnes of
paddy will be procured from Jessore, 2,075 tonnes of rice and 1,339
tonnes of paddy from Narail, 12,353 tonnes of rice and 2,463 tonnes of
paddy from Jhenaidah, 4,676 tonnes of rice and 1,069 tonnes of paddy
from Magura.
Besides, 16,818 tonnes of rice and 1,117 tonnes of paddy from
Chuadanga, 920 tonnes of rice and 704 tonnes of paddy from Meherpur,
9,071 tonnes of rice and 2,279 tonnes of paddy from Satkhira, 1,324
tonnes of rice and 1,471 tonnes of paddy from Bagerhat and 8,220
tonnes of rice and 1,352 tonnes of paddy will be procured from Khulna
Food Controller of Narail district Enayet Hossain Mullah told BSS that
the millers have been supplying satisfactory quantity of rice and
paddy to the godowns everyday.
– BSS, Jessore

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