BANDUNG - The amount of distribution of prosperous rice or rastra this year is reduced after there is a reduction of rice volume for the recipients. This condition makes Bulog in the future will absorb more commercial rice.
Head of Bulog Jabar Sugit Tedjo said the current absorption will be more focused to commercial rice or medium to premium class. "The central order instructs us to absorb more medium and premium rice through commercial funds," he said.
However, Bulog will continue to absorb rice while maintaining quality as reserve rice.
For information this year Bulog Jabar get rice absorption target of 450 thousand tons. Last year the absorption reached 390 thousand tons. "But we believe it can be above the target this year," he said.
Meanwhile, West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan hopes that Bulog still has a function as price stabilizer, especially rice. "If needed the OP should go immediately," he said. Jo