Dhaka, Bangladesh
Steps taken for farmer's dev

Steps taken for farmer's dev

Our Correspondent MITHAPUKUR, Sept 12: Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Administration Ministry HN Ashikur Rahman, MP, has said the government has taken various steps for development of the farmers. "The present pro-farmer government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is assisting the peasants in using latest agriculture technologies to increase crop output for enriching national economy with ensuring food security," he said. Rahman was addressing the inaugural ceremony of a three-day 'Fruit Tree Fair-2017' jointly organised by the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) and upazila administration on Mithapukur upazila parishad premises on Monday afternoon. Terming farmers as the main drivers for country's development, he said they (farmers) are working hard to keep wheels of the national economy rotating and Awami League (AL) always thinks about changing fortune of the farmers. He called upon the farmers for increasing production of all crops and fruits to further boost national economy and ensure food security, meet nutritional demand, alleviate poverty and achieve self-reliance. Presided over by Upazila Nirbahi Officer Mamun-Ar-Rashid, Upazila Agriculture Officer Khorshed Alam delivered welcome speech at the function. Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Mithapukur Thana Mozammel Haque, farmer Reshma Begum and Sub-assistant Agriculture Officer Zaber Ali Pramanik also spoke. The private sector nursery owners, farmers, agriculture related departments and NGOs have set up stalls on the fair premises displaying fruit tree saplings, fruit trees, fruits, agro-machineries and agro-products. Earlier, Ashikur Rahman distributed late variety of Aman rice seedlings among 120 flood-hit farmers and fruit tree saplings among brilliant students of the upazila.

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