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The price of rice decreased by 5 to 7 taka per kg

The price of rice decreased by 5 to 7 taka per kg
The price of rice decreased by 5 to 7 taka per kg

The price of imported rice has decreased by Tk 5 to Tk 7 per kg depending on the type. Today (September 3) the price of rice started to decrease from the morning.

288 truck drivers have been released by importers through Hili land port as the government reduced the duty on rice imported from India from 25 percent to 5 percent. The rice market has started to decline as the redeemed rice is sold in the wholesale market in different parts of the country.

Assistant Commissioner of Dinajpur Hili Sthalbandar Customs Department. Kamrul Hasan told reporters at his office at 2 pm on Saturday that in the circular issued by the customs department earlier, rice importers from India were subject to 25 percent tax. As the rice market suddenly increased due to hoarders, the Food Department urged importers to import rice and assured them that the tax on rice would be reduced.

Dinajpur Hili Land Port Import Exporters Association President Md. Harul Or Rashid said on mobile on Saturday afternoon, according to the assurance of the Food Department, 7 importers of Dinajpur Hilli land port opened LC in the first week of August to import rice from India. According to the LC, from 25th to 28th of August, about 9,500 tons of rice was imported from India in 288 trucks. But the Heli land port customs authorities prevented the release of the rice unless the 25 percent duty imposed earlier was paid. When the issue was published in various newspapers, the amount of tax was reduced to 5 percent in virtual discussions like the food department and the finance ministry. As a result, from September 1, the process of unloading the rice at Hili Land Port Panama Port started.

From this morning, the freed rice was released to the wholesale market by trucks in different districts of the country.

The source said the leaders of the Hili Import Exporters Association said that the rice market has decreased from Tk 5 to Tk 7 per kg. As a result, golden rice is sold at Tk 57 per kg, but it is available in the retail market at Tk 50 per kg on Saturday. Miniket rice is sold at Tk 70 per kg but it is available at Tk 65. In this way, according to the type of rice, each kg of rice is being sold at a reduction of Tk 5 to Tk 7.

Rice importer Shah Alam said that they are releasing their imported rice in the market at low profit. He assured that the rice market will come within the purchasing power of the buyers in a short time as they have released the imported rice in the market as per the advice of the Food Department.

The article is in Bengali

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