People are no more suffering from starvation : Dr Razzaque

DHAKA, Oct 23, 2020 (BSS) –Amid the experiences of frequent natural disasters including the latest coronavirus rampage, Agriculture Minister Dr M Abdur Razzaque today said people throughout the country are no more suffering from starvation as the country has achieved landmark progress in food production.

“Bangladesh has witnessed tremendous success in agriculture and food production…people are no more suffering from hunger despite recurrence of natural disasters coupled with the deadly COVID-19”, he said, joining an online programme marking the Diploma Krishibid Day-2020 here.

The agriculture friendly policy undertaken by the government and providing subsidies on the agricultural inputs including fertilizer, seed and irrigation have led the country to a landmark success in food production, the minister told the function organized by the Diploma Krishibid Institution, Bangladesh (DKIB).

Terming the diploma agriculturists as the front line warrior, the minister said the farmers are playing a significant role in food production and at the same time the diploma agriculturists are also contributing to the development of agriculture.

Recalling the contribution of the present government, Dr Razzaque said, “Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had given first class status to the agriculturists and his daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also has given second class status to the diploma agriculturists.”

The minister during the meeting also assured the diploma agriculturists to further consider their demands.

Chaired by DKIB convener M Golam Sarwar, the virtual meeting was also joined by, among others, Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE)’s Director General Dr Abdul Muyeed, former DAE DG M Hamidur Rahman, KIB Secretary General Khairul Alam Prince, DKIB Member Secretary M Mintu Khan and other DKIB members.

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