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Cabinet secretary says no rice can be sold in the name of 'miniket’

| Updated: October 06, 2022 17:02:22


Cabinet secretary says no rice can be sold in the name of 'miniket’

Cabinet Secretary Khandaker Anwarul Islam on Wednesday said no rice can be sold in the name of 'miniket’ in the country.

“No rice can be sold under the name of 'miniket rice'. The name of the variety should be written on the sack while bagging the rice at the rice mill. If anyone tries to disobey it, legal action will be taken against him or her," he said during a visit to the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) in Gazipur.

Anwarul Islam also said the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) has recently issued a circular in this regard, reports BSS.

“Various varieties developed by the scientists will be certified after being proofed and a decision will be taken on how to quickly deliver the varieties to the field level through the concerned departments,” he added.

He hoped that if the varieties developed by the researchers can be delivered quickly to the farmers through better coordination with various departments, then the production of the country will be almost double in the next five-six years.

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