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The government will import another 50,000 tonnes of rice

  • Update Time : Wednesday, December 16, 2020
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FBD Desk:

The government is going to import another 50,000 tonnes of boiled rice (non-basmati) to increase government stocks. The Department of Food has called for international tenders on Monday (December 14). This rice is being bought under package-4.

The last date for submission of tenders is till 1 pm on December 28.The government’s aman procurement program is going to fail as the price of rice is high in the market. At the same time, government reserves are declining. In this situation, the government has started importing to handle the market.

On December 2, the Cabinet Committee on Public Procurement approved a proposal to purchase 50,000 tonnes of non-basmati boiled rice through the Birbhum Institute of India through an international quotation. The cost of importing rice will be 35.27 rupees per kg.

Then on December 9, the Cabinet Committee on Procurement approved the import of 50,000 tonnes of non-basmati boiled rice from another Indian company. The price of rice is 34.28 rupees per kg.

On the same day, the Food Department issued another notification inviting international tenders to bring 50,000 tonnes of rice under Package-3. In this case, the last time for submission of tender is 22nd December at 1 pm. Tenders will be opened on the same day at 2.30 pm.

Compared to last year, the government’s food grain stocks have halved. According to the data of last 14 December, the total stock of government food grains is 6 lakh 71 thousand 40 tons, out of which rice is 5 lakh 51 thousand 290 tons and wheat is 2 lakh 19 thousand 650 tons.

At the same time last year, the total stock was 13 lakh 8 thousand 420 tons, of which 10 lakh 53 thousand 930 tons of rice and 3 lakh 32 thousand 490 tons of wheat. (Source: Online)

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