Hasibur Rahman is a senior reporter in the
Daily Star , a leading English daily newspaper in Bangladesh who is now stationed in Bogra, covering
the northern part of Bangladesh. Rahman is essentially covering the food
situation in Bangladesh,
In this exclusive interview with VOA
Bangla Service, he says that despite a bumper production of paddy, the price of
rice is still too high. Government in Bangladesh has failed to buy enough rice due to lack
of storage so the middlemen are buying rice from the farmers and they are
He said that the consumers are paying too much for their staple food.
He, however, added that Bangladesh government is planning to build and
repair ware houses so that food grains can be bought from the farmers direct
and sell to the general public in a moderate price.