Minister trashes report of food shortages

UNB | Thursday, 24 June 2021

Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder has trashed report of food shortage in the country saying that there is enough food stock and it's increasing.

The minister said this on Thursday at an agreement signing ceremony of Barishal steel silo construction and online food stock monitoring system buying, at the ministry.

He said bringing regional food offices, district offices, upazila offices and food storehouses under the online monitoring system will ensure more transparency and accountability in the activities of the food division, he said.

Steel made silos are being constructed to increase the food storage by 2025, said the food minister.

In these silos modern cooling systems will be used instead of pesticides keeping the food quality and nutrition intact for two years, he said.

Silos in Mymensingh, Madhupur and Ashuganj will be ready for handover by December this year while construction work of five more will kick off soon, said Minister Sadhan Chandra

Thirty of the 200 paddy silos construction projects across the country to ensure fair price for the farmers have already got approval.

Paddies, even with 24 per cent moisture can be taken from marginal farmers in these silos where technology will process them into quality rice, he said.

The minister urged the company to deliver quality work within project term mentioning no compromise will be tolerated in this regard.