Paddy Growers

Government Procurement: Millers favoured over growers

The government has been making good progress in buying rice from millers but it is lagging far behind its target for buying paddy from farmers, who had protested recently for not getting decent price for their produce.

October 3, 2019
October 3, 2019

Govt Measures to Drive Paddy Prices Up: Nothing’s working

The government had announced a 20 percent incentive on rice export and a Tk 3,000 crore subsidy for farmers to buy agro tools. It had also doubled duties on rice import and nearly tripled its paddy procurement from farmers.

July 24, 2019
July 24, 2019

Government Procurement: Millers favoured over growers

The government has been making good progress in buying rice from millers but it is lagging far behind its target for buying paddy from farmers, who had protested recently for not getting decent price for their produce.