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AGRO MADANI SALES: 20 TONNES OF LOCAL WHITE RICE SOLD OUT AT KANGKONG PPK

13/05/2024 03:38 PM

PASIR MAS, May 13 (Bernama) -- A total of 20 metric tonnes of local white rice were sold out within nearly four hours during the Agro MADANI Sales Programme organised by the Farmers’ Organisation Authority (LPP) at the Kangkong Area Farmers’ Organisation (PPK) today.

LPP deputy director-general (operations) Nik Mohd Shaharil Nik Md Hashim said the sales involved 2,000 bags of rice, priced at RM25 per 10 kg pack, which is cheaper than the government-set price.

“The Kangkong PPK has its own rice mill, and we welcome its initiative to help reduce the cost of living, especially for its nearly 4,000 members.

“This initiative aligns well with the special programme for the distribution of local white rice by the Agriculture and Food Security Ministry as a short-term measure to address market shortage,” he said during a visit to the sales programme, with Kelantan PPK chairman Datuk Aimi Jusoh also present.

Nik Mohd Shaharil further said that LPP has extended its white rice distribution activities to 21 PPKs and one farmers’ organisation in Kelantan.

He said the rice distribution would be managed by farmers’ organisations through programmes like the Agro MADANI Sales, conducting direct sales to their members.

-- BERNAMA


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