Savar Correspondent: Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder yesterday said Bangladesh has achieved self sufficiency in food as the government has implemented massive effective development programmes.
“Once Bangladesh faced severe food deficiency…. Now the country has turned into a food surplus one through taking technology-based many initiatives,” he said while addressing at the Annual Botanical Conference-2019 jointly organized by Bangladesh Botanical Society and Botany department of Jahangirnagar University (JU) here.
JU Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof. Farzana Islam, Pro-VC (Administration) Prof. Dr. Amir Hussain, Pro-VC (Education) Prof. Dr. Nurul Alam, teachers and representatives of different organization, among others, were present.
President of Bangladesh Botanical Society Prof. Dr. M. Abdul Gafur presided over the function.
The minister said, “We have attached priority to invention of different high yielding varieties of crops to boost food production in the country.”
He urged the scientists to intensify their research for developing high- yielding varieties of crops as country’s economy largely depends on agriculture sector.
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