BANDUNG-The price of rice at consumer level either purchased in traditional market or retail market since December continues to increase, so it is necessary to control the price.
Head of Operations of Bulog Divre Jabar Sri Emilia said, currently the price of medium rice in the market has increased between 10% to 15%.
"We help control with the operation to the market market, this is no other aim to reduce the selling price do not get above HET Rp9.300 / kg," he said.
The price increase is admitted because in December there was a celebration of festivals and new year which increased public consumption.
"The increase in medium rice around 10-15% continues until January, because the harvest period is not yet simultaneous, the harvest only happens at some point," he added.
So, according to him, Bulog will continue to conduct market operations held in seven subdivres in West Java namely Bandung, Cimahi, Cirebon, Indramayu, Subang, Karawang, and Cianjur.
He asserted, no matter how the demand for market operation of this medium rice is ready to distribute. That is, the request is not limited by its quantity. In the first phase of January 2018, Bulog Divre Jabar will pour the medium rice to market operations of about 48 thousand tons. Jo