August 22, 2018
Bangla Govt to set up mills for rice and pulses, to be sold from Sufal Bangla stalls
Riding on the success of the Sufal Bangla project, the State Agricultural Marketing Department has decided to set up rice and pulse mills. The products from the mills would be available at the Sufal Bangla stalls.
Rs 7 crore has been allotted for the purpose. The first phase would be completed before the Pujas, whence two rice and pulse mills each would be opened at Hemtabad in Uttar Dinajpur and at Ranaghat in Nadia district.
The mills would help preserve the quality of the famous aromatic rice varieties of Bengal, like adanshilpa, tulaipanji, gobindobhog, randhuni pagal, radhatilak, etc. and pulses. The tie-up with Sufal Bangla would enable the State Government to directly sell to the people some of these rare varieties of folk rice, making them widely available and at the right price too (no middlemen involved).
The production of pulses is also rapidly increasing in the State, especially moong, musoor, Bengal gram and khesari. These would be milled at the mill in Ranaghat.