Call to promote mechanised agriculture to boost crop production

13 March, 2018 12:00 AM printer

RAJSHAHI: Speakers at a discussion here called for promoting mechanized agriculture to boost crop production for meeting the gradual demand in the wake of increasing population, reports BSS.

They observed that cropping intensity can be increased to 250 percent even 400 percent from the existing 200 percent through reducing the existing time gap between the two crops after the best uses of modern technologies of agriculture.

To this end, they urged all the officials and others concerned including the scientists and farmers to put their level best efforts and work together as the present government is very much positive towards the field.

The observation came at the district level agriculture technology extension coordination committee meeting here on Sunday. Deputy Director Office of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) organized the meeting at its conference hall.

Officials concerned from DAE, Barind Multipurpose Development Authority (BMDA), Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI), Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), Soil Resource Development Institution (SRDI) and Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC) attended the function.

Chairman of BMDA Dr Akram Hossain Chowdhury addressed the meeting as the chief guest with Deputy Director of DAE Deb Dulal Dhali in

the chair.

Regional Director of Seed Certification Agency Sirajul Islam, Deputy Manager (Agriculture) of BMDA Rafiqul Islam, Principal Scientific Officers of BARI Dr Alim Uddin and Dr Ilias Hossain and Senior Scientific Officer Dr Shakhawat Hossain also spoke.

Speakers said bringing agriculture under mechanization is of essence for boosting production.

They said the present government has attained remarkable success in agriculture sector and urged the officials concerned to put their collective efforts to uphold the government success in this sector in the days to come.