The government has started procurement drive of Aman paddy creating enthusiasm and eagerness among farmers of Gaibandha district, reports BSS.
Whip of the Jatiya Sangshad Mahabub Ara Begum Gini inaugurated the procurement drive this morning participating in a function held on the premises of Local supply Depots (LSD).
Department of Food organised the function.
Deputy Director of Department of Agricultural Extension Masudur Rahman, general secretary (GS) of Bangladesh Awami League, district unit Abu Bakar Siddique, mayor of Gaibandha municipality Advocate Shah Masud Zahangir Kabir Milon, Sadar UNO Prasun Kumar Chakrabartee were present at the event as special guests.
With Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Alamgir Kabir Saikat in the chair, the function was also addressed, among others, by district controller of food Zahirul Islam and General Secretary of Bangladesh Krishak League district unit Dipok Kumar Pal.
District food office sources said as many as 13,404 tonnes of Aman paddy would be procured from the farmers through 11 purchasing centers of the district this season.
The purchasing price of per kg of paddy was fixed at Taka 26.