POST TIME: 20 January, 2020 00:00 00 AM
‘Bangladesh achieves self-sufficiency in food’
BSS, Savar

‘Bangladesh achieves self-sufficiency
in food’

Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder on Thursday 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 organised by Bangladesh Botanical Society and Botany department of Jahangirnagar University (JU) here. JU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof Farzana Islam, Pro-VC (Administration) Prof Amir Hussain, Pro-VC (Education) Prof Nurul Alam, teachers and representatives of different organisations, among others, were present. President of Bangladesh Botanical Society Prof 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.”