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Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, May 15, 2014

REWA Rice Limited is expected to buy 15 to 20 tonnes of rice paddies from farmers in a day now that the mill in Dreketi, Macuata has been repaired.

Mill manager Ahsrit Pratap said they used to operate with only two driers last year but had repaired three more this year.

"We hired a local qualified engineer who repaired the driers and the mill, and now we will be able to supply rice consistently to our markets," he said.

"There have been complaints about the mill and the paddies not being processed and for this, we have taken the initiative to repair the other driers.

"With this efficiency, we expect to buy at least 15 to 20 tonnes of paddies per day from the farmers.

"We are buying the paddies at $1.50 per kilogram right at the doorsteps of the farmers.

"Now, the plight of the farmers not having their paddies processed will be solved and our business will be back on track."

Mr Pratap said: "From this season onwards, I doubt any complaints will be received by Rewa Rice Limited".

Commenting on the reduction of the country's rice import bill, company chairman Raj Sharma said it was only fitting for everyone to work hand in hand to revitalise the rice industry.





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