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11:24 PM, August 09, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:27 PM, August 09, 2020

Rice import decision after reviewing situation: Minister

Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque today said the government will review the overall situation, including the flood's impact on Aush and Aman paddy, before importing rice.

"Currently, there's no fear of food shortage in the country," he said while speaking as the chief guest at an online seminar on "Food Security in Covid-19 Situation: Is Bangladesh Going to Face Rice Deficit?" organised by Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI).

Razzaque said the ongoing floods have caused a lot of damage to Aush and Aman paddy in many areas.

"A decision to import rice will be taken if the yield of Aman is not good and the floods are prolonged," he said, assuring that all sorts of activities are underway in agriculture to deal with the damage caused by the ongoing floods.

 

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