DE Online Desk
Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder today said the government would take tough action if anyone does business of rice and paddy for not complying of law.
The minister said this while addressing a meeting with stakeholders related to controlling rice price hike at the conference room of deputy commissioner of the district.
Sadhan said it is not appropriate to increase the price of rice suddenly without any reason. Process is going on to ensure the write up the price of mill gate on rice bag, he said.
The minister said the millers are claiming that the corporate organizations are buying paddy with competition and stocking illegally.
He urged the local civil and police administration to take action against any hoarding of rice. There will be no scope of illegal storage of rice with ulterior motives of making profit. Law violators must be brought to book, he said.
The food minister said they are working relentlessly to keep the rice price static throughout the country and urged all to extend their wholehearted cooperation to make the effort successful.
Sadhan said the rice dealers and millers should extend cooperation in terms of giving information about the unscrupulous businessmen.
Md Abdul Hai, MP, additional secretary of the food ministry Habibur Rahman, additional police super Md Imran Jakaria, Jhenaidah Auto Rice Mill Malik Samity president Md Moazzem Hossain and Jhenaidah Press Club President Md Mizanur Rahman, among others, addressed the meeting with deputy commissioner SM Rafiqul Islam in the chair.
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