Bangladesh achieves enviable success in agriculture'
Publish | 20 Sep 2021, 13:57
Agriculturists at separate functions said Bangladesh has achieved enviable success in the agriculture, livestock and fisheries sector as a result of the agri-friendly policy of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
They viewed this at the events organized simultaneously on Sunday to distribute saplings marking the Golden Jubilee of Independence in the Mujib Year. The event was organized by the Rangpur unit of Krishibid Institution Bangladesh (KIB) at four Upazilas in the district.
KIB distributed 10,000 saplings of wood, fruit and medicinal plants with 2,500 each among the people in Rangpur Sadar, Badarganj, Gangachara and Taraganj upazilas of the district.
President of Rangpur district unit of Bangabandhu Krishibid Parishad and Adviser of district Awami League Agriculturist Md Ali Azam attended the function held at Badarganj Upazila Agriculture Office as the chief guest.
Agriculturists Bidhu Bhusan Ray, Dr Md Ismail Hossain, Md Ahsan Habib, Md Obaidur Rahman Mandal, Md Amirul Islam and Ahsan Habib Liberty distributed saplings at these functions held concurrently in four Upazilas.
General Secretary of Rangpur unit of KIB Agriculturist Abu Sayem said yearlong programmes have been taken at the initiative of Rangpur unit of KIB marking the Mujib Year and Golden Jubilee of Independence.
"As part of these programmes, 10,000 saplings were distributed in four Upazilas of the district on Sunday afternoon," he said.
Sayem said Bangladesh has achieved an epoch-making success in the agriculture, fishery and livestock sectors ensuring food security under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the last 12 years.
Agriculturalist Bidhu Bhusan Ray said agriculturists are committed to further increasing agricultural production braving the adverse impacts of climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure food security in the country.
"The pro-farmer policies of the government are inspiring agriculturalists and farmers in contributing maximum to achieve food security through increasing agricultural productions," he said.
Agriculturalist Ali Azam discussed the pro-farmer policy of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the enormous contribution of agriculturalists in developing the agriculture sector and enhancing food production.
He recalled the contribution of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for establishing recognition and dignity of agriculturists through raising their status to class one officers on February 13, 1973.
"The agriculturalists are committed to implementing Bangabandhu's philosophy on agriculture through innovating newer varieties of crops to enhance production of cereal crops and fish, meat, egg and milk as well to build a developed Bangladesh," he said.