Paddy Price in Bangladesh

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.

April 30, 2020
April 30, 2020

Govt to buy paddy at Tk 26, rice at Tk 36 per kg

The government will buy eight lakh metric tonnes of paddy at Tk 26 per kg in the current Boro season.

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.

September 12, 2019
September 12, 2019

Farmers angry due to unfair price of paddy: Minister

Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque in parliament says that a huge resentment has been prevailing among the farmers due to deprivation of fair price of paddy at present.

September 11, 2019
September 11, 2019

Why govt won’t purchase paddy directly from farmers: HC

The High Court issues a rule asking the government to explain in four weeks why it should not be directed to purchase paddy and rice directly from the farmers in line with the Domestic Food Grain Procurement Policy 2017.

July 31, 2019
July 31, 2019

Farmers to get fair prices from next season

Agriculture Minister Abdur Razzaque yesterday said the government would make efforts to ensure paddy farmers get a fair price for their produce next season.

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.

June 4, 2019
June 4, 2019

Price support still eludes rice farmers

Providing price support for farmers has always been a top policy goal of almost every government. In practice, however, successive governments procured very little paddy from growers in the last three decades.

May 29, 2019
May 29, 2019

Middlemen are the culprits

Middlemen control the rice market and they are the ones who are to blame for the fall in prices, noted economist and banker Khondkar Ibrahim Khaled said yesterday.

May 26, 2019
May 26, 2019

Eid won’t bring any joy to them

A little over a week is left before the Eid-ul-Fitr but that can hardly excite the paddy growers in Naogaon as they remain preoccupied with falling prices and debts.

May 22, 2019
May 22, 2019

'Irresponsibility', lack of policy behind paddy price fall: Dr Kamal

Gonoforum President Dr Kamal Hossain alleges that farmers are not getting the fair prices of paddy due to the lack of an agricultural policy and government's "irresponsibility".