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09:03 PM, October 25, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 09:07 PM, October 25, 2020

Mill owners, wholesalers and middlemen conspiring to make huge profits: Agriculture minister

Agriculture Minister Md Abdur Razzaque today said mill owners, wholesalers and middlemen are simultaneously involved in various conspiracies to make huge profits.

He warned them that the government had taken note of the matter and had taken a strict stance against it.

The minister made the remarks while laying the foundation stone of Ahmed Ali Memorial High School Flood Shelter at Dhanbari in Tangail today.

Abdur Razzaque said food production in the country had continued despite the adverse situation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

"Paddy production has also been very good in the last Boro season. But aman paddy production is at risk due to prolonged floods at different times. There is a fear that production will not be as expected," he said.

"For these reasons, we are noticing that the mill owners, wholesalers and middlemen are involved in various conspiracies to make huge profits," he said.

He further added that there was no food crisis despite the recent disasters in the country.

"The government has made preparations so that there is no food crisis in any situation. The aim of the government is to ensure that no one in the country suffers without eating. Therefore, a small quantity of rice will be imported if required," the minister said.

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