According to Jokowi, rice reserves to date reached 1.7 million tons. This number will grow to harvest in November. "It's safe. November is still harvest, an additional approximately 300 thousand tons again until the end of the year."
The President said, of the total reserves of rice, a total of 220 thousand tons will be distributed to Raskin. The government currently have a top priority to keep the smoothly distribution of rice and rice prices affordable for the community.
This morning, Jokowi perform new types of rice harvest, namely varieties IPB 3S and 4S. This Paddy is the new rice varieties developed by Institut Pertanian Bogor. Iriana Jokowi Widodo accompanied by First Lady; Minister of Agriculture Amran Sulaiman; and the Minister of Rural Development and Disadvantaged Areas and Transmigration Marwan Jafar. (Tempo.co)