annually procures about 2.3 million metric tons of paddy through procurement
depots which are strategically deployed in the paddy producing areas. Such
amount of paddy are processed in rice mills owned by MAPT and private. For
domestic distribution of rice, the volume of rice stock of more than 55,000
tons has been processed monthly and such stocks are transported to various
parts of the country for distribution of rice to target groups and institutions.
During 1999/2000, internal sales amounted to 840,250 tons of rice and rice
MAPT is also engaged in procurement of pulses, beans, maize and other agricultural produce locally in parallel with private sector and after processing, the finished products are exported. In 1999/2000, MAPT locally procured pulses, beans, sesame and maize of 49,429 tons
amounting 9.3 million kyats and about 48,058 tons of such agricultural products
The annual total business turn over of MAPT is about 52,000 million kyats.
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