Rice price

‘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...

March 31, 2020
March 31, 2020

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...

July 30, 2019
July 30, 2019

‘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...

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...

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 22, 2019
May 22, 2019

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.

January 7, 2018
January 7, 2018

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

July 9, 2017
July 9, 2017

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.

June 20, 2017
June 20, 2017

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. ...

June 20, 2017
June 20, 2017

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.