World Soil Day-2021 will be observed in the country like elsewhere across the globe today highlighting the importance of taking care of soil and conserving soil biodiversity, reports BSS.
The theme of this year’s World Soil Day is “Halt soil salinization, boost soil Productivity”.
On the eve of the day, President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages wishing success to all the programmes adopted on the occasion of World Soil Day-2021.
In his message, President Abdul Hamid welcomed the initiative of the Soil Resources Development Institute of the Ministry of Agriculture to celebrate ‘World Soil Day-2021’ on December 5 like every year.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in her message, said as sea level is rising due to climate change, a vast area of Bangladesh will be affected by salinity which will have a detrimental effect on crop cultivation in coastal areas.