MNA Business Desk: The government on Sunday started the Open Market Sale (OMS) of coarse varieties of rice at the rate of Tk 30 per kilogram, which is double than the previous rate.
Food Minister Quamrul Islam told news agency that the OMS scheme aims to provide rice at low price among the people has started across the country except few places.
Though on September 14, the government had declared to sell rice under the OMS programme at Tk 15, but finally the rice hit the market at its double price.
The government decision came after the price of the staple food grain skyrocketed of late.
Flour will also be sold at the OMS trucks at Tk 17 per kg along with rice only in Dhaka city. In the other district headquarters, only rice will be sold.