‘Bangabandhu dreamt of reforming agri system’

Staff Correspondent

22 August, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque said Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had taken some measures to materialize his dream of reforming the country’s agricultural system in 1975.       

Abdur Razzaque said this while addressing a discussion at the Bangladesh Agriculture Research Council (BARC) auditorium in the capital on Tuesday, marking the 44th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the National Mourning Day.

The main motive of killing Bangabandhu was to eliminate the spirit of independence, said the minister.  

“A self-confessed killer of Bangabandhu was honoured during the tenure of BNP-lead four-party regime (2001 to 2006). The regime rehabilitated Jamaat-e-Islam in the country by making war criminals ministers. They also gave citizenship to war criminal Golam Azam,” he said.

Mir Nurul Alam, director general of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), presided over the programme. 

Meanwhile, the agriculture minister at a meeting on Wednesday said the government will give priority over good quality agricultural machineries though it is costly.   

“Agri machineries should be given against the demand. We will discuss with companies about easy installment process for farmers to buy the machineries,” Razzaque said this while speaking at a meeting titled ‘Farm Mechanization Through Integrated Management’ at the ministry.

He asked the field level agriculture officials to estimate the demand of agriculture machineries.