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Commission IV: Government should not rashly open the tap Import Rice

Commission IV recommends to the Government, in the face of the availability of basic foodstuffs such as rice, should be handled with the calculation of annual needs. Not faced with a moment way as does the face of the fasting month and Eid.

 

"The government should not say moments but calculated per year," said a member of Commission IV, Andi Akmal Pasluddin, when contacted by 'Harian Terbit' in Jakarta, Sunday (21/06/2015).

 

 

Related, Statement of the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, SofyanDjalil, who said post Eid and in case of drought and crop failure or El Nino storm obliged to tap rice imports, Andi rate, the Government should not rashly rush to take instant steps.

 

"Coordinating Minister technically not know, who knows is Kementan, if be fairly and practically do not need to import, not imports. Imports do in case of an El Nino drought, the harvest is not reached, this import old discourse, which continue to be discussed. Imports not expectation but emergency last conducted, but it should be counted. there are no signs of crop failures will occur, "said the politician 'Partai Keadilan Sejahtera' (PKS) it.

 

It hoped that the Government can maximize the role of the Ministry of Agriculture (Ministry) in coordination with the State Logistics Agency (Bulog) in the control of foodstuffs, especially rice. Government calculations, he said, should know the areas that will do the harvest, and encourage Bulog in order not to lose to the entrepreneurs who can afford to buy rice at a price above Bulog.

 

"It should be an annual calculation is not a month, two months. See where the harvest area. That is why need to strengthen Bulog, lest purchased businessmen, because businessman prices higher than Bulog. How Bulog can keep the cost of the purchase (HPP) at farmer level," he explained , (Harian Terbit)