Indonesia: Food aid and GPM are starting to have an impact on stabilizing rice prices in West Java

Updated Sep 26, 2023
ADVERTISEMENT, Bandung-The Central and West Java Provincial Governments continue to increase food aid to control rice prices. From the monitoring results of the Java Food and Livestock Security Service (DKPP), rice prices are starting to stabilize. ADVERTISEMENT Where the average price until the third weekend of September reached IDR 11,483/kg. However, the increase in rice is still occurring in 3 regions, namely Sukabumi Regency, Tasikmalaya Regency and City. The Acting Governor of West Java, Bey Triadi Machmudin, said that since the food aid was launched, the price of rice has gradually been controlled, although it has not yet completely returned to normal prices. He noted that the impact of food reserve assistance [BCP] in West Java from Bapanas which was launched by President Joko Widodo in Bogor at the beginning of last September was already visible even though distribution had only reached 54 percent for 4,149,374 beneficiary families. "As of September 24, ...
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