Officials urged to make agriculture profitable

14 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

RAJSHAHI: Agricultural officials have urged district and upazila level colleagues to put in their level best efforts to make the agricultural activities commercialised and profitable to ensure food security of the country’s people, reports BSS.

They said the present government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has attached top priority to the agriculture sector to boost its yield to meet up the country’s demand.

So, all the officials and staff concerned should discharge their duties with utmost sincerity and honesty to supplement the government endeavour.

The agricultural extension officials came up with the observations while addressing a daylong regional workshop on boosting agricultural production with collective initiatives at BGB Party Point on Saturday.

Additional Director’s office of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) and Tuber Crop Development Project jointly organized the workshop with participation of around 100 district and upazilas level officials concerned.

DAE Director General Dr Abdul Muyeed and Director of Improved Seed Development Project Moazzem Hossain addressed the workshop as chief and special guests respectively, while DAE Additional Director Sudhendra Nath Roy was in the chair.

DAE Deputy Director Shamsul Haque, Regional Seed Certification Officer Habibul Haque and Director of Tuber Crop Development Project Mukhlesur Rahman also spoke.

Dr Muyeed told the meeting that the government has set a target of doubling the food production, while maize production to one crore tonnes from the existing 50 lakh tonnes by 2030.

He urged all the officials and others concerned to put in their best efforts to attain the target.

Besides, he laid stress on delivering accurate suggestions to the grassroots farmers and their feedback.

Utmost emphasis should be given on promotion of tuber crops farming, nutritive vegetable gardens under the family agriculture approach and list formulation of agriculture entrepreneurs.

He also gave direction on promoting high yielding varieties of mustard, supplementary irrigation to transplanted aman paddy, ensuring fair price of fertilizer and its smooth supply, eco-friendly pest management and agricultural incentives.