‘Mill owners, wholesalers indulged in conspiracies’
Published: 08:43 PM, 25 October 2020
Dr. Md Abdur Razzaque
Agriculture Minister Dr. Md Abdur Razzaque said mill owners and wholesalers are indulged in conspiracies to make huge profits in the rice issue.
The minister made the remarks after laying the foundation stone of a flood shelter center on the Ahmed Ali Memorial High School premises at Dhanbari in Tangail.
The aim of the government is to ensure food for everyone, the minister added.
Razzaque said food production in the country continues despite the Coronavirus outbreak. But the production of Aman paddy faces risk due to prolonged floods, he said adding there is a fear that the production will not suffice. For these reasons, mill owners and wholesalers are out to make huge profits.
Describing Sheikh Hasina as an agriculture-friendly person, the minister said, under her leadership, the adoption of agri-friendly policies, subsidization of agricultural inputs, including fertilizer, seed, and irrigation, and improved innovation and cultivation of crops have resulted in unprecedented development in food production in the country.