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  • Rice Price in Bangladesh

    Govt to launch special OMS for rice; price set at Tk 10 per kg

    The government is going to launch special open market sale (OMS) of coarse rice at the rate of Tk 10 per kg at all city corporation areas of the country in bid to ensure food for relatively poor people during the nationwide shutdown to curb coronavirus transmission.

  • Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzak

    ‘Govt to procure rice directly from farmers from next season’

    Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzak has said the government will procure rice directly from farmers from the next season, and called upon all for suggestion on how to implement the decision effectively.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Govt mulling rice export

    Rice prices hit 3-year low

    Rice prices have fallen to a nearly three-year low impacted by downturn in paddy prices at the farmers’ level in the wake of good harvest as well as higher private and public stocks of the grain.

  • Rice

    Food stock rises

    The government's food stock saw a rise this year compared to the same period last year. This was mainly due to a significant

  • Govt to buy more rice from Thailand, India

    Bangladesh is now trying to buy rice from Thailand and India under the government-to-government arrangement, weeks after striking a G2G deal to import the staple from Vietnam.

  • No sign of stability in rice market

    Rice import by the private sector has dropped to a four-year low at a time when its prices have shot up in the domestic market. Traders imported only 1.2 lakh tonnes of rice till mid-June in the current fiscal year against 2.56 lakh tonnes in the previous fiscal year.

  • BB moves to stabilise rice market

    Bangladesh Bank yesterday took two major steps to stabilise rice prices and increase its supply in the local market.