MPR: Do Not Import the Rice Before The Great Harvest

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Friday, January 26 2018 - 20:00 IWST

Panen Padi (Foto Dok
Panen Padi (Foto Dok - Jakarta - Chairman of the People's Consultative Assembly, Zulkifli Hasan, reminded the government not to import rice before the harvest because it caused the price of rice to drop at harvest time.

"The decision to import rice before the harvest creates injustice, because it will harm local farmers," said Zulkifli Hasan in MPR / DPR / DPD RI, Jakarta yesterday

Zulkifli Hasan called on President Joko Widodo to prevent rice imports ahead of the harvest, as it would be detrimental to local farmers whose incomes are already limited.

If rice imports are to be done before the harvest, according to him, the rice stock will increase sharply, which will result in the harvest time of rice price will drop drastically and local farmers will lose.

"I appeal to the President, lest there be any incidental policies that could disrupt the main policy of the Government," he said.

On the occasion, Zulkifli also reminded the Government to be careful in making decisions about the provision of rice stock.

According to him, the Government is trying to ease rice price increase, but if by way of importing rice, it can create new problems.

Even if it is forced to import, according to Zulkifli, should not be stored directly in Indonesia, but still stored in the country of origin, until a very precise time and then brought to Indonesia.

"In order to harvest farmers are not affected by the drop in rice prices," he said

News Comment

Today's Industry

PT Surya Esa Perkasa Tbk. (ESSA: IJ)

Selasa, 26 September 2023 - 07:45 WIB

ESSA Secures Gas Contract Extension for LPG Refinery

PT Surya Esa Perkasa Tbk. (ESSA: IJ), a publicly listed company engaged in the Energy and Chemical sectors through its LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) refinery and Ammonia plant today (22/9) announced…

(kiri-kanan) Cahyo (operations manager PT Eco Paper Indonesia), Kuswara ( Direktur ALDO), Herwanto Sutanto (Presdir ALDO), dan Herlambang Putra Sujadi (Direktur PT Eco Paper Indonesia)

Selasa, 26 September 2023 - 06:45 WIB

ALDO Strengthens PT Eco Paper’s Business of Recycled Brown Paper Production

PT Alkindo Naratama Tbk (ALDO), a listed company engaged in the integrated paper and chemical business, plans to inject additional working capital of around IDR 40 billion into its subsidiary…

"CLEO", PT Sariguna Primatirta Tbk (Tanobel Group)

Sabtu, 23 September 2023 - 11:33 WIB

Growing Above Industrial Average, CLEO Strives for Innovation

Producer of bottled drinking water with the brand "CLEO", PT Sariguna Primatirta Tbk (Tanobel Group) targets its sales in 2023 to grow above the average of the bottled drinking water (AMDK)…

PT Inocycle Technology Group Tbk ("INOV")

Kamis, 14 September 2023 - 15:15 WIB

INOV Poised to Absorb PET Recycling Market Potential

The prospects of PT Inocycle Technology Group Tbk ("INOV") a public company in the field of recycling plastic (PET) bottle waste into Recycled Polyester Staple Fiber (Re-PSF), looks bright for…

Participants of the 43rd ASEAN Summit enjoy the gala dinner at Hutan Kota GBK in Jakarta, Wednesday (09/06). (Photo by: BPMI of Presidential Secretariat)

Senin, 11 September 2023 - 09:07 WIB

Indonesian Cuisine, Cultural Performances Enliven Gala Dinner of 43rd ASEAN Summit

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and First Lady Iriana Jokowi hosted a gala dinner for leaders of ASEAN member states, partners, and international organizations at Hutan Kota restaurant in…