ADP implementation 76 percent in agriculture...

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ADP implementation 76 percent in agriculture

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:17 PM, 24 June 2021   Updated: 04:48 PM, 24 June 2021

Agriculture Minister Dr. Abdur Razzak today presided over a meeting of the Annual Development Project (ADP) in the conference room of the ministry at the secretariat

Agriculture Minister Dr. Abdur Razzak today presided over a meeting of the Annual Development Project (ADP) in the conference room of the ministry at the secretariat

Despite the corona epidemic, the implementation progress of the annual development projects of the Ministry of Agriculture has been 76 percent till May 2021 which is 18 percent higher than the national average.

The information was presented at a meeting chaired by the Minister of Agriculture Dr. Abdur Razzak, to review the implementation progress of the Annual Development Project (ADP) in the conference room of the ministry at the secretariat on Thursday.

It was highlighted at the meeting that the national average progress till May was 58 percent and about 100% implementation will be possible by next month. In addition, the rate of implementation progress is 18 percent higher compared to the same period last year. Until May 2020, the ADP implementation progress rate was 59 percent. Out of the total allocation of Tk 1,763 crore, Tk 1,042 crore was spent. However, out of the total allocation of Tk 2,322 crore in favor of 85 projects of the ongoing 2020-21 financial year, Tk 1,752 crore has already been spent.

Agriculture Minister Abdur Razzak said the success in achieving the ADP has been achieved by tackling the challenges of the ongoing Corona epidemic and cyclones, floods, and other natural disasters. This has been possible due to the relentless work of the officials and workers at all levels under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Mesbahul Islam, senior secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Additional Secretary (Planning) Md. Abdur Rauf, Additional Secretary (PPC) Ruhul Amin Talukder, Additional Secretary (Administration) Wahida Akter, Additional Secretary (Extension) Hasanuzzaman Kallol, Additional Secretary (Fertilizers and Materials) Md. Mahbubul Islam, Director General of the Department of Agricultural Extension Md. Asadullah and other agency heads were present.

Prior to the ADP meeting, the Minister of Agriculture presented the Ministry of Integrity Award 2020-21. This year, the award was given to three persons from the Ministry of Agriculture and departments/agencies.

The award winners are Director General of the Department of Agricultural Extension Md. Asadullah, Deputy Secretary to the Ministry SM Imrul Hasan and Computer Operator Abdul Baten Siraj.

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