‘Dedicated agriculture officials to be rewarded’
Published: 10:35 PM, 14 February 2021
Agriculture Minister inaugurated the orientation training program of the newly appointed agriculture cadre at Krishibid Institution (KIB)
Agriculture Minister Dr. M Abdur Razzaque on Sunday said that the officials who are committed to work with due sincerity and dedication facing adverse situations would be awarded by the government.
He made the remarks while inaugurating an orientation training program of the newly appointed 38th BCS agriculture cadre officials as the chief guest at the city’s Krishibid Institution, Bangladesh (KIB).
Abdur Razzaque said, “Those who are committed to work with due sincerity and honesty facing unfavorable atmosphere will be recognized definitely by the concerned Agriculture Ministry.”
The Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) organized the function.
Terming Agriculture always a challenging profession, he said new problems will arrive and everyone should be activated and sincere in facing innovative problems and exploiting the enormous potential of the agriculture sector.
“The Prime Minister has opened the periphery of the development and still we’re fighting to move ahead for developing the livelihood of 17 crore people. You have a responsibility to carry on the task by keeping contribution in forging Bangladesh, a developed nation in the world,” he said.
After coming to power in 1996, the minister said, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina brought a dramatic change in the agriculture sector as the country became self-sufficient in food production. But the four-party alliance government led by the BNP could not maintain the chain of success in the sector and that’s why Bangladesh witnessed negative growth in agriculture, he told the function.
“Bangladesh now becomes self-sufficient in cereal food production under the present government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina after coming to power in 2008,” he said, adding that all the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been fulfilled by 2015 and poverty came down to 21 percent under her dynamic leadership.