Birgunj, Dec 27: The Food Management and Trading Company (FMTC) Limited in Birgunj, with a large area, has a desert look most of the year. But now there is no place to store food.
The entire premises of the Birgunj branch of the company are filled with tractors loaded with the sacks of rice grains and the personnel of all units are surrounded by the bustling movement of
The office is full of farmers from 9:30 a.m. M. In the morning until 6:00 p.m. M. In the afternoon. They have flocked to the FMTC to sell their products after the company offered higher-than-market prices.
As of Thursday December 23rd, the state company offers around Rs. 500-600 more than food industries in surrounding areas per quintal of rice grains, which has attracted farmers to the FMTC.
In the last two days of last week, the company acquired 1,010.75 quintals of Sona Mansuli rice grains and as of Sunday afternoon, more than 70 tractors have entered the office premises, said the head of the branch. by FMTC Birgunj, Bikas Katuwal.
To provide farmers with quick and easy service, the company is operating three weighing machines. However, it faces a shortage of workers. “We are buying the products from farmers who come here with up to 25 quintals of rice grains. The payment is also made in cash as required,” said Katuwal.
The company’s information officer, Munilal Kushwaha, said the office had received instructions from the company’s head office to purchase 1,500 tons of Sona Mansuli and 300 tons of Jeera Masino rice grains this year.
The government has set the price at Rs. 2,902 for a quintal of Sona Mansuli and Rs. 2,910 for Jeera Masino.
The office has a local primary procurement committee coordinated by the district director whose members include the director of the FMTC Birgunj branch, the director of the Agricultural Knowledge Center and the representative of the Birgunj Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Farmers in Parsa and Bara districts bring their rice to the Birgunj branch of FMTC to sell it. According to Kushwaha, the purchase of rice was delayed because the government recently announced the support price for the product.