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Agri ministry achieves 98pc progress in ADP implementation

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 30 July, 2021 12:00 AM
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Implementation of Annual Development Projects (ADP) undertaken by the Ministry of Agriculture has made 98 percent progress during FY 2020-21 despite the prevailing corona situation in the country, says a press release.

The progress rate is 18 percent higher than the national average rate which is 80 percent.

The information was disclosed at a meeting held to review the progress of the ADP implementation at the ministry’s conference room on Thursday. Agriculture Minister Muhammad Abdur Razzaque presided over the meeting.

There were 85 projects in the fiscal year 2020-21 with an allocation of Tk2,312 crore in the Agriculture Ministry. Of the amount, Tk2, 255 crore has been spent, which is 98 percent of the allocation.

Agriculture Minister Muhammad Abdur Razzaque said, “The achievement is very satisfactory in tackling the challenges of various natural calamities including ongoing corona situation, cyclones and floods.”

“These have been made possible due to the relentless work of our officers and staff at all levels," said the minister.

He also thanked all those involved in the implementation of the projects including the project director, officers and employees, the head of the organisation.

The projects taken in the current financial year have to be implemented successfully so that food security of 17 crore people of the country can be ensured, he said.

The country’s agriculture sector is facing many challenges including climate change. The areas of agricultural land are shrinking due to various reasons including urbanization and industrialization. The underground water level is also dropping, the minister also said.