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Govt for increase crop production to cope with coronavirus

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:07 PM, 2 April 2020  

Agriculture Minister Mohammad Abdur Razzaque

Agriculture Minister Mohammad Abdur Razzaque

Agriculture Minister Mohammad Abdur Razzaque said the government is taking all necessary measures to increase crop production in agriculture to combat the effects of coronavirus.

The Agriculture Minister said this in a video message on Thursday. At the time, he said, as per the directive of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Agriculture is taking all necessary measures to increase food production.

He said the government has already made arrangements to continue the transportation and purchase of all agricultural machinery, fuel, products including fertilizers, seeds, pesticides, irrigation systems during the ongoing public holiday. 

Besides, all the officials have been instructed to remain in their workplaces to keep the agricultural activities active during the holidays. Besides, proper harvesting activities have also been undertaken.

Abdur Razzaque also said that emergency boro paddy harvesting measures have been taken due to lack of workers amid coronavirus epidemic.

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