Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh is an agriculture based country where country’s development largely depend on agriculture.
We will be self-reliant in food. We do not want to beg food from abroad, the Prime Minister said.
The Prime Minister made this discussion while inaugurating 6th National Convention and an International Seminar of the Krishibid Institution, Bangladesh (KIB) in its auditorium at Farmgate in Dhaka today (Saturday).
The Prime Minister said we reduced fertilizer price so that farmers can cultivate corps in cheap price. Now, farmers can open account by Tk 10. We are self-reliant as we have fertile land. By this fertile land, we can produce sufficient food for our 16 crore people.
The premier said corps should be stock for future consumption and supplying to abroad. We are building godown for food stock so that we can use it in the time of natural disaster. We have already reduced inflation.
Before coming in power, there was only one Agriculture University. But, we made two more Agriculture University.
We are working for people development. Our economy depend on agriculture. We are working to priority agriculture, she said.