Enough salt in stock: Govt

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 15:46, Nov 19, 2019 | Updated : 15:48, Nov 19, 2019

SaltAmid rumours of a shortage of salt leading to possible price hike, the government has urged the people not to fall for it and assured that the salt reserve is way more than the demand.
In a statement sent to the media, the Bangladesh Small & Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) claimed that racketeers were behind the rumours.
"There’s no shortage of salt. At present, the salt stock in the country is much higher than the demand,” the statement quoted BSCIC Chairman Md Mostaque Hassan.
He said an unholy syndicate is trying to reap benefits by spreading misleading information through online media. “The people of the country are requested not to get confused.”
The salt stock in the country was 650,000 tonne on Nov 15 and the country saw record salt production of nearly 1.23 million tonne in 2018-2019 fiscal, much higher than the target.
The government attained self-sufficiency in salt production due to hard work of the salt farmers and policy support, said the BSCIC.
A control room has been opened at the BSCIC headquarters (Phone No: 02-9573505) for all salt-related queries.