No irregularities in paddy procurement to be tolerated

Published : 09 Feb 2020 08:25 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 10:00 PM

Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder directed the agriculture officials of Bogura to prepare a transparent, new list of the farmers and said the old list of farmers was being still followed. 

He was addressing as the chief guest at a function of Internal Aman Procurement 2019-2020 at Bogura Circuit House on Sunday morning.  He said the 'actual' farmers were failing to sell their paddy. He further mentioned, during the next Boro season, paddy would be procured from the farmers through using Apps, which will ensure transparency in paddy procurement. 

He said, consciousness among farmers should be increased so that they do not sell their 'Farmers' cards' to the middlemen and volunteers will be appointed in union levels during the next harvesting season to ensure a fair procurement of paddy. He also warned that no irregularity in procurement of paddy would be tolerated. He also ordered to correct the old list of farmers and said no closed Rice Mills will get any allocation of paddy.

 Presided over by Foyez Ahmed, Deputy Commissioner of Bogura, the function was attended and addressed, among others, by Alhaj Habibur Rahman MP, Regional Food Officer Raihanul Kabir, district AL General Secretary Ragebul Ahsan Ripu, Boogura Zila Pariasha Panel Chairman Asadur Rahman Dulu, Bogura CCI Vice President mahfuzul Islam Raz, Superintendent of Police of Bogura Ali Ashraf Bhuiyan, Zila Pariashad Chairman Dr. Moqbul Hossain, upazila chairman Abu Sufian Shafique and President of AL while district food controler Saiful Islam and Presiddent of Rice Mills Owners' Association Aminul Islam delivered the welcome speech at the function.