MRF bolsters rice subsidy scheme across various regions and states

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Discerning shoppers embrace MRF-arranged affordable rice in Yangon.

Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) added more places in the regions and states to offer Aemahta rice at a subsidized rate of K2,500 per pyi, according to the Myanmar Rice Federation.
The MRF commenced a rice subsidy scheme by selling off the Aemahta rice of export quality (well-milled, polished & sorted) at K2,500 per pyi at 42 shops in 17 townships in Yangon Region on 25 August. Furthermore, the subsidy scheme will expand the Ward 20 market in Hlinethaya Township and Tamway’s tax-free market.
Moreover, the MRF, in cooperation with the region and state government, the Department of Consumers Affair, Myanmar Rice Millers Association, Myanmar Rice and Paddy Traders Association, is offering rice subsidy schemes in Mon, Kayin and Rakhine states, Mandalay, Bago and Magway regions.
The MRF launched a rice subsidy scheme on 7 August at Wahdan and Bayintnaung Commodity Wholesale Centres.  Each consumer is entitled to buy a sack of Pawsan rice and a sack of Aemahta rice per month, presenting the citizenship scrutiny card.
In addition to the rice depots, the MRF is selling off rice to the staff from government departments, factories and companies according to the relevant reports.  The federation is also running a mobile market at the quarters in the townships, with the fairer price of K2,500 per pyi of Aemahta rice.
Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) notified on 7 August that it would sell off 170,000 rice sacks in August. The rice prices are set at K110,000-120,000 per sack of Pawsan from the Shwebo area, K94,000-97,000 for Pawsan from Ayeyawady, K65,000 for Aemahta (10 per cent broken) and K60,000 for Aemahta (25 per cent broken) respectively.
MRF, affiliated associations, rice exporting companies, rice mills and traders will exert concerted efforts to stabilize the prices in August and September and offer the fairer prices to the consumers of low income, as per its notification. — NN/EM

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