rice import

All-out effort to tame rice prices

The government yesterday slashed the import duty on rice and is also working to import about 12 lakh tonnes of food grain including rice as it looks to rein in the price of the staple amid a cost of living crisis.

September 1, 2022
September 1, 2022

Subsidised rice for 1.5cr poor

The government today starts selling rice at subsidised prices in an effort to give respite to the poor and low-income earners and bring stability to the volatile rice market.

August 29, 2022
August 29, 2022

All-out effort to tame rice prices

The government yesterday slashed the import duty on rice and is also working to import about 12 lakh tonnes of food grain including rice as it looks to rein in the price of the staple amid a cost of living crisis.

August 20, 2022
August 20, 2022

Food ministry must do better to control prices of rice

High prices are making life harder for the poor

July 16, 2022
July 16, 2022

47 firms given go-ahead to import 73,000 tonnes of rice

The government has given go-ahead to 47 companies to import 73,000 tonnes of rice as part of its ongoing effort to contain food prices in the local market.

December 27, 2020
December 27, 2020

Rice import duty reduced to 25%

The government has slashed the rice import duty to 25 percent from the existing 62.5 percent to keep the rice market stable, Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder said today.

May 22, 2019
May 22, 2019

Duty on rice import increased to 55%

In purview of farmers counting losses in Bangladesh, the government has increased the duty on import of the basic staple to protect local produce.

July 5, 2018
July 5, 2018

Supply adequate, yet rice prices up

Rice prices have gone up as millers and traders hiked prices banking on the government decision to raise import duty on the cereal to 28 percent from 2 percent, say market insiders.

March 22, 2018
March 22, 2018

Rice import from India: some realities

In 2017, a large quantity of rice was imported from India and mainly from the bordering state of West Bengal. Exact figures of

December 7, 2017
December 7, 2017

Govt to buy 1.5 lakh tonnes of rice from India

The government in a desperate move to boost stock is going to import another 1.5 lakh tonnes of rice from India after an initiative to bring in the staple from Cambodia has recently failed.

October 3, 2017
October 3, 2017

Rice traders asked to get licence by October 30

Food officials have not been properly monitoring the market for long, allowing a section of unscrupulous traders to do business of essentials like rice and wheat without having licence and hoard them.