Sugar price to go up by Tk 5 a kg from Feb 1

Refiners are set to raise the price of sugar from February 1, their second hike in three months, as the higher price of unrefined sugar in the global market and depreciation of taka continue to push up their production costs.

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No food shortage in the country: food minister

Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumdar today said there is no food shortage in the country at present.

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Don’t let war create food insecurity: Razzaque urges global leaders

Agriculture Minister Muhammad Abdur Razzaque has urged the developed countries to keep the food and agricultural inputs out of the purview of war and sanctions.

BB forms Tk 5,000 crore refinance scheme for food security

Bangladesh Bank today formed a Tk 5,000 crore refinance scheme to ensure food security in the country as the banking regulator thinks the world might face a food crisis in the days to come.

Food safety authority starts issuing health certificate for food items

The Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) has started issuing health certificates to facilitate export of food products from the country.

No chance of famine as enough grains in stock: Food minister

Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder today (November 5, 2022) said the country has enough food grains in stock and there will be no possibility of a famine.

January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023

Sugar price to go up by Tk 5 a kg from Feb 1

Refiners are set to raise the price of sugar from February 1, their second hike in three months, as the higher price of unrefined sugar in the global market and depreciation of taka continue to push up their production costs.

January 25, 2023
January 25, 2023

No food shortage in the country: food minister

Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumdar today said there is no food shortage in the country at present.

January 22, 2023
January 22, 2023

Don’t let war create food insecurity: Razzaque urges global leaders

Agriculture Minister Muhammad Abdur Razzaque has urged the developed countries to keep the food and agricultural inputs out of the purview of war and sanctions.

January 21, 2023
January 21, 2023

Hoarding of rice, paddy: Case filed against ACI, Shinu Agro officials

The Bogura food controller office filed a case against officials of ACI Limited and Shinu Agro Food Limited for hoarding 4,510 tonnes of rice and paddy in local warehouses.

January 21, 2023
January 21, 2023

Soaring Prices of Essentials: Low-income people hit hard

Riazul Haque, manager of a wholesale rice shop in the capital’s Mirpur, usually goes to Kachukhet kitchen market with Tk 500 every Friday.

December 14, 2022
December 14, 2022

Govt to buy 2.75cr litres of Soybean oil from local suppliers

The government will buy 2.75 crore litres of Soybean oil from local suppliers for Tk 184-186 per litre.

December 13, 2022
December 13, 2022

Rice Price Hike: JS body for action against those responsible

Expressing resentment over the hike in rice prices despite high yields of paddy, the parliamentary standing committee on agriculture ministry yesterday asked senior officials of the agriculture ministry to identify and take action against those responsible.

December 7, 2022
December 7, 2022

Deadline extended for rice import at reduced tariff

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has extended the scope for traders to import rice at reduced tariff by three months to March 31 next year to facilitate increased supply of the staple food and contain its prices in the local market.

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

Poor families suffer as OMS sale halted in 2 dists

The sale of essentials at subsidised prices under the OMS programme has been halted in Lalmonirhat and Kurigram since Thursday, putting several thousand poor families in distress.

November 22, 2022
November 22, 2022

Banks asked to disburse more farm loans than target

Bangladesh Bank yesterday asked private banks to speed up their farm loan disbursements to enhance the country’s food security.