RAJSHAHI: Agricultural extension officials, scientists and researchers were urged for discharging their duties with more sincerity and honesty for boosting farm outputs, reports BSS.
They also should put in their best efforts and work together for promotion of growers’ level farm mechanisation to boost crop outputs.Additional Secretary (Administration and Inputs) to the Ministry of Agriculture Nazmanara Khanum made the observation while sharing views with officials and researchers from all departments under the ministry at the office conference hall of Additional Director of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) here on Saturday as chief guest.
Chaired by DAE Additional Director Dev Dulal Dhali the meeting was addressed by Deputy Directors Joynal Abedeen, Rafiqul Islam, Shamsul Haque and Monjurul Huda.
Principal Scientific Officer of Fruit Research Station Dr Abdul Alim, Principal Scientific Officer of Bangladesh Wheat and Maize Research Institute Dr llias Hossain and Principal Scientific Officer of On Farm Research Division Dr Mazharul Anwar also spoke.
The additional secretary revealed that the 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 the farm mechanization.
To this end, she said, all the officials and others concerned including the scientists and farmers should put in their level best efforts.
Nazmanara also mentioned that the government has attached highest priority to the agriculture sector and added that the field level officials and researchers should take the responsibilities of reaching the government’s services to the farmers’ doorsteps.Besides, she put maximum emphasis on reaching the newly developed high yielding and high-valued crop varieties and updated technologies to the farmers’ doorsteps to reduce the yield gaps.