Happy journey on development highway only if we win against hunger and poverty: PM Hasina Bangladesh Development
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Happy journey on development highway only if we win against hunger and poverty: PM Hasina

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 13 Feb 2021, 01:11 pm

Dhaka, February 13: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that food security relief comes with the prosperity of agriculture. Only by winning the struggle against hunger and poverty does one have the courage to embark on the highway of development. The fair of mega projects for the development of a self-respecting nation. 

She said, "The combined efforts of farmers and agriculturists in the current government's agri-policy and incentives are contributing to our food self-sufficiency." In a country with a high population density, the ever-increasing agricultural production from declining land is a surprise to the world. The farmers and agriculturists of Bengal have kept the value of that historic declaration of Bangabandhu. '

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said this in a message given on the occasion of 'Krishibid Day 2021' on Saturday. Welcoming the initiative of publishing a special supplement on the occasion of Krishibid Institution Bangladesh Krishibid Day, he said, "On Krishibid Day, I extend my sincere greetings to all the agriculturists, farmers and all those associated with agriculture in the country."

The Prime Minister said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman announced on February 13, 1973 to confer first class status on agriculturists with the aim of achieving maximum success in agriculture, which was a historic milestone for agriculture, farmers and agronomists of the country. As a result, more meritorious students are becoming interested in agricultural education. Continuing that policy of Bangabandhu, the present Awami League government is following the agri-friendly policy.

Mentioning that 18 farmers had to give their lives for fertilizer during BNP-Jamaat, Sheikh Hasina said, "We have reduced the price of fertilizer several times." Irrigation electricity bill is being given 20 percent rebate. From 2009 to 2020, a total of Tk 75,815 crore has been provided for development assistance in the fields of fertilizer, electricity and sugarcane.

The Prime Minister said Bangladesh is currently ranked 3rd in the world in rice production, 3rd in vegetable production, 7th in mango production, 7th in potato production and 8th in guava production. Today, Bangladesh has set an example in the world in rice, jute, jackfruit, mango, guava and potato and vegetable and fish production. In 2009, the production of food grains was 3 crore 38 lakh 33 thousand metric tons. At present, the production of food grains has increased to 4 crore 53 lakh 44 thousand metric tons.