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Over 50,000 local white rice bags distributed nationwide as of April 22

KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 — A total of 519.36 metric tonnes or 51,936 bags of local white rice (BPT) was distributed through the Special BPT Programme as a short-term initiative to overcome the issue of local white rice shortage in the market.

The Farmers’ Organisation Authority (LPP), in a statement yesterday, said the distribution of the BPT-LPP was carried out through the association with potential state farmers organisations and Pertubuhan Peladang Kawasan.

“The distribution involved 103 farmers’ organisations through outlets like Peladang Outlet, Agrobazar PP and Kedai Peladang.

The move by the Agriculture and Food Security Ministry was meant to control the issue of rice shortage in the market.

Last year, 2,101 metric tonnes or 210,000 bags of BPT worth RM5,357,550 was distributed, said the statement.

Meanwhile, LPP said 34 Agro Madani Sales programmes had been completed as of yesterday with total sales value of RM1,094,242, resulting in a cost-saving of RM136,741.

LPP is targeting 78 sales programmes by end of the year.

In 2023, 114 such programmes were carried out with a sales value of RM2,150,000 and cost-savings amounting to RM470,000. It involved the participation of 954 entrepreneurs while the number of visitors reached 250,000.

— Bernama

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