Dhaka, Bangladesh
Expert team of agri ministry visits BRRI

Expert team of agri ministry visits BRRI

Our Correspondent GAZIPUR, Aug 12: Two members of the expert pool of the Ministry of Agriculture visited Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) on Saturday in the district. The visiting team leaded by the former Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture Dr. S M Nazmul Islam and former Director General of the Department of Agriculture Enamul Haque along with BRRI authorities, senior scientists and officials observed the overal activities of rice research in different laboratories, green and screen houses, research fields along with the farmers' fields. They expressed special interest about premium quality rice, nutraceautical rice, advanced Aus rice varieties, stress tolerant rice including the rice that could be cultivated in the hilly areas as well as the Aftrican rice variety Nerica. The expert team expressed satisfaction after learning about the research progress on these issues. BRRI Director General Dr Bhagya Rani Banik, BRRI Director (Administration and Common Service) Dr Shahjahan Kabir, BRRI Director (Research) Dr Ansar Ali and the Head of the BRRI Plant Breeding Division Dr Tamal Lata Aditya briefed the team about the latest research findings. All the divisional heads along with the senior scientists and officials of the institute took part in the programme arranged on the occasion.

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