Govt mulling rice export to benefit farmers: Agri Minister | 2019-05-07

Govt mulling rice export to benefit farmers: Agri Minister

Sun Online Desk

7th May, 2019 03:45:02 printer

Govt mulling rice export to benefit farmers: Agri Minister

The government is considering an option to export rice to benefit the farmers, Agriculture Minister Abdur Razzaque said Tuesday.

"We're in talks with the food and commerce ministries about it. A decision will be taken within 15-20 days after high-level discussions," he told reporters at the Secretariat.

Razzaque said that only the surplus rice will be exported.

"Rice export won't affect the market. Last year, we produced 1.3 million ton more than our target," he said, replying to a question.

"Overall, we have about 2 to 2.5 million tonnes of surplus rice each year."


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