Govt plans to import rice to keep market stable: Ministry

News Desk
7 July 2020, Tue
Published: 05:05

Govt plans to import rice to keep market stable: Ministry

The government has planned to import rice, if needed, by reducing import duty to keep its market stable and prevent price manipulation.

There has been a bumper production of crops this year and farmers are getting fair prices, said a Food Ministry handout on Tuesday.

If the rice market is destabilized despite this and millers make delay in supplying rice to government warehouses defying deals with them, the government will import rice, if necessary, by reducing import duty, the handout added, according to BSS reports

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