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Cabinet body okays direct purchase of 1 lakh tonne rice from India
Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:19, Apr 08,2021


The cabinet committee on economic affairs on Wednesday approved in principle a Directorate General of Food proposal to import 1 lakh tonnes of rice from India under the direct purchase method.
The National Federation of Farmers’ Procurement, Processing and Retailing Cooperatives of India Ltd will supply the rice to the directorate at around Tk 368 crore. The decision was taken in a virtual meeting chaired by finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal.

The finance minister also chaired a meeting of the cabinet committee on government purchases and approved seven proposals, including the purchase of 50,000 tonnes of rice from PK Agri Link Private Ltd of India at Tk 174.65 crore by food directorate.

According to a food ministry update, the government’s food stock stood at 4.88 lakh tonnes — 3.99 lakh tonnes of rice and 0.89 lakh tonnes of wheat — as of April 5. On February 17, the directorate apprised the cabinet committee that the national food buffer stock was at 5.19 lakh tonnes against the demand of 24.55 lakh tonnes.

In July 2020-March 2021 of the current fiscal year, the food ministry distributed 17,48,883 tonnes of grains — 13,56,363 tonnes of rice and 3,92,520 tonnes of wheat. During the same period, 7,37,820 tonnes of rice were imported, of which the private sector imported 5,21,500 tonnes and the government imported 2,16,620 tonnes, said the food ministry update.

According to the update, moves have already been initiated to import 3 lakh tonnes of rice and 2 lakh tonnes of wheat to bolster the government food stock.

Cabinet division additional secretary Shahida Akhter while briefing reporters said that a proposal of the Roads and Highways Department was approved by the purchase committee for upgrading the Ashuganj-Sarail-Dharkhar-Akhaura highway into four lanes by Afcons Infrastructure Limited of India at Tk 788.38 crore, which would be taken as loans from the Indian Line of Credit. Two more proposals of the RHD were also approved, she said.

A joint-venture of Reliable Builders Ltd, MD Moyenuddin (Bashi) Limited and Orient Trading and Builders Ltd was awarded WP-02 works of Sharitpur- Ibrahimpur road development at Tk 103.37 crore.

Another joint Venture of Md Badrul Iqbal Ltd, Hassan Techno Builders Ltd and Oyster Construction and Shipping Company Ltd was given WP-03 works of the same road development project at Tk 106.84 crore.

The committee also approved a proposal of the Public Works Department for revaluating the WD-1 package for widening the Khunla shipyard road.

Shahida Akhter said that a proposal of the Petrobangla to purchase 33.60 lakh MMBTU liquefied natural gas from spot market to be supplied by AOT Trading AG, Switzerland at Tk 243.30 crore was approved.

Tecnica Y Proyectos SA (TYPSA), Spain, Nippon Koei Co Ltd, Japan, DOHWA Engineering Co Ltd, South Korea, Development Design Consultants Ltd Bangladesh, BCL Associates Ltd, Bangladesh and Dev Consultants Ltd, Bangladesh were jointly awarded the feasibility study for constructing bridges on the Shariatpur-Chandpur Highway and the Gazaria-Munshiganj highway at Tk 243.18 crore under a proposal of the Bangladesh Bridges Authority.

Earlier, the cabinet committee on economic affairs also agreed in principle that the Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited would follow the procurement rules of the consortium to be connected with the South East Asia–Middle East–Western Europe 6, a proposed optical fibre submarine communications cable system.

In a meeting in December 2020, the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council approved the project for the third submarine cable connection, SEA-ME-WE-6, at a cost of Tk 693.16 crore.
 

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Cabinet body okays direct purchase of 1 lakh tonne rice from India
Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:19, Apr 08,2021


The cabinet committee on economic affairs on Wednesday approved in principle a Directorate General of Food proposal to import 1 lakh tonnes of rice from India under the direct purchase method.
The National Federation of Farmers’ Procurement, Processing and Retailing Cooperatives of India Ltd will supply the rice to the directorate at around Tk 368 crore. The decision was taken in a virtual meeting chaired by finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal.

The finance minister also chaired a meeting of the cabinet committee on government purchases and approved seven proposals, including the purchase of 50,000 tonnes of rice from PK Agri Link Private Ltd of India at Tk 174.65 crore by food directorate.

According to a food ministry update, the government’s food stock stood at 4.88 lakh tonnes — 3.99 lakh tonnes of rice and 0.89 lakh tonnes of wheat — as of April 5. On February 17, the directorate apprised the cabinet committee that the national food buffer stock was at 5.19 lakh tonnes against the demand of 24.55 lakh tonnes.

In July 2020-March 2021 of the current fiscal year, the food ministry distributed 17,48,883 tonnes of grains — 13,56,363 tonnes of rice and 3,92,520 tonnes of wheat. During the same period, 7,37,820 tonnes of rice were imported, of which the private sector imported 5,21,500 tonnes and the government imported 2,16,620 tonnes, said the food ministry update.

According to the update, moves have already been initiated to import 3 lakh tonnes of rice and 2 lakh tonnes of wheat to bolster the government food stock.

Cabinet division additional secretary Shahida Akhter while briefing reporters said that a proposal of the Roads and Highways Department was approved by the purchase committee for upgrading the Ashuganj-Sarail-Dharkhar-Akhaura highway into four lanes by Afcons Infrastructure Limited of India at Tk 788.38 crore, which would be taken as loans from the Indian Line of Credit. Two more proposals of the RHD were also approved, she said.

A joint-venture of Reliable Builders Ltd, MD Moyenuddin (Bashi) Limited and Orient Trading and Builders Ltd was awarded WP-02 works of Sharitpur- Ibrahimpur road development at Tk 103.37 crore.

Another joint Venture of Md Badrul Iqbal Ltd, Hassan Techno Builders Ltd and Oyster Construction and Shipping Company Ltd was given WP-03 works of the same road development project at Tk 106.84 crore.

The committee also approved a proposal of the Public Works Department for revaluating the WD-1 package for widening the Khunla shipyard road.

Shahida Akhter said that a proposal of the Petrobangla to purchase 33.60 lakh MMBTU liquefied natural gas from spot market to be supplied by AOT Trading AG, Switzerland at Tk 243.30 crore was approved.

Tecnica Y Proyectos SA (TYPSA), Spain, Nippon Koei Co Ltd, Japan, DOHWA Engineering Co Ltd, South Korea, Development Design Consultants Ltd Bangladesh, BCL Associates Ltd, Bangladesh and Dev Consultants Ltd, Bangladesh were jointly awarded the feasibility study for constructing bridges on the Shariatpur-Chandpur Highway and the Gazaria-Munshiganj highway at Tk 243.18 crore under a proposal of the Bangladesh Bridges Authority.

Earlier, the cabinet committee on economic affairs also agreed in principle that the Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited would follow the procurement rules of the consortium to be connected with the South East Asia–Middle East–Western Europe 6, a proposed optical fibre submarine communications cable system.

In a meeting in December 2020, the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council approved the project for the third submarine cable connection, SEA-ME-WE-6, at a cost of Tk 693.16 crore.

The fk happened here , buying rice from India lol wut
 

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Here in this Forum many BAL brats keep on shouting that Golden Bangladesh is full of rice, wheat, fish, beef, poultry, eggs and all others.

But, here I find the govt is seeking rice from India, and only a few months ago govt people visited MM to buy rice. So, this is the reality that BD is short of all kinds of foodstuffs.

Production and consumption are zero-sum games whether the govt fed the needy free or not. BD is importing from India has but one meaning that BD is short of rice production because its large land area is not capable to feed its population. Productivity is very low comparing to Taiwan, Korea or Japan.
 

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Here in this Forum many BAL brats keep on shouting that Golden Bangladesh is full of rice, wheat, fish, beef, poultry, eggs and all others.

But, here I find the govt is seeking rice from India, and only a few months ago govt people visited MM to buy rice. So, this is the reality that BD is short of all kinds of foodstuffs.

Production and consumption are zero-sum games whether the govt fed the needy free or not. BD is importing from India has but one meaning that BD is short of rice production because its large land area is not capable to feed its population. Productivity is very low comparing to Taiwan, Korea or Japan.
I thought Bd was self sufficient in rich production 🤔
 

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I thought Bd was self sufficient in rich production 🤔
Rice yield per acre is quite low compared to other Asian rice-producing areas though BD has two rice crops a year it is unable to feed its population and survives on imported rice, lentils, wheat, and others like beef that are smuggled in from India.
 

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Yes, but I bet you they won't. :D
Nan or rice, the issue is Bd has a shortage of foods and that is why people are short in stature. Even there is little milk whereas Pakistan is full of buffalo milk. However, our stupid BAL brats are fond of bragging about an empty GDP figure faked by the BBS.
 
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Yes, but I bet you they won't. :D
Bhai - shokaley to ruti shobai khai Bangladeshey.

At least amra khetam.

Ekhon ki Bangali tin belai bhat khai?
Stocking, standard procedure, government Granaries were milked dry when they handed out relief packages to the poor and disadvantaged during the lockdown.
I agree (manlam) but why from India only?

Disproportionately so - IMHO.

Amra tader ke shobshomoi paita dibo, ar tara amader ke shobshomoi doz dia jabey, eta thik na.
 

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Most middle class Bangladeshis have breakfast with Roti+omelettes or Roti+Soji ka halwa.

I don't know what garbage chetona '71 chowkidars eat.

They can outline themselves.
For poor people in the city and people in the villages- rice is used for all three meals. And they are the majority in Bangladesh. Wheat is expensive compared to rice since we don't produce as much and depend on imports.

As the country heads into another round of lockdown, more relief handouts to the poor on an urgent basis will be needed. This appears to be an emergency re-stocking. Hence time to transport was a factor. If the cost was reasonable, quality isn't substandard and it meets our timely requirement, there shouldn't be any problem importing from India.
 

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Bhai manlam - but that is what I was talking about.

India is not a fair and square trading partner.

Taka deposit nia ghuraitey thakbey, Hoiranir uporey hoirani. They are a thoroughly unreliable Banya itor class of businesspeople. Even Ambani level people.

Witness last year's Onion and Potato fiascoes. Then latest is vaccine fiasco a few weeks ago.

Disey kisu? Koek mash Ghuraia turaia tarporey boley dewa jabey na.

Eguli keno korey? Par paia jabey tai korey. Janey tara eishob bhogi chogi repeat korleo kono problem nai.

Eideshey tader bandha pa-chata kotoguli dalal aasey chowkider goser. Hindu-Musalman kono faraq nai. Chowkider is chowkider.

Tara ta bhalobhabei janey.

Ek lakh ton ki puratai Indiar kacchey order dewa dorkar chhilo?

Ordhek onno kichhu deshey diley ki hoitona? Kintu tailey churi dhakbey kibhabey?

Dekhben koidin porey aisha bolbey "Amader nijeder chal nai, tai dewa jabeyna".

Majhkhan theika Dorbesh ar Hasinar Swiss bank account a taka pouchaia jabey, chaul o pawa jabey na.
I understand your frustrations and concerns. We have seen Indians breaking promises many times in the past. Plus the case of rotten onions and potatoes don't make the case any better.

Excluding the corruption factor- the only rational explanation for importing the entire consignment from India alone is urgency.

That begs other questions- why are we in this situation in the first place. From a risk management perspective- why did we wait until the final hours to replenish the reserves. What happens if India is unable to supply the required quantity?

It all boils down to incompetence and lack of far-sightedness. And of course, corruption.
 

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I understand your frustrations and concerns. We have seen Indians breaking promises many times in the past. Plus the case of rotten onions and potatoes don't make the case any better.

Excluding the corruption factor- the only rational explanation for importing the entire consignment from India alone is urgency.

That begs other questions- why are we in this situation in the first place. From a risk management perspective- why did we wait until the final hours to replenish the reserves. What happens if India is unable to supply the required quantity?

It all boils down to incompetence and lack of far-sightedness. And of course, corruption.
These incompetent guys apparently get appointed on "Suparish"/ "Sifarish". Probably never heard of risk averse philosophies i.e. Disaster Recovery and/or resiliency planning in foodstocks. Bunch of gadhas.

Entire AL cabinet is akhra of nepotism.

This is the question asked during appointment,

Q - "Was your bhanja's (Bhatija's) mother's cousin a minor Chetona '71 chowkidar aka AL sycophant ?"

A - "Yes"

"Great! You're hired !!".

Doesn't matter the guy read up to class eight.
 

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