Present government is agriculture friendly: Minister
Published: 06:03 PM, 8 January 2021 Updated: 07:04 PM, 18 January 2021
Agriculture Minister Mohammad Abdur Razzaque
Agriculture Minister Mohammad Abdur Razzaque said that the present government is agriculture friendly. To enrich agriculture, the government is providing power tillers and paddy threshing machines to CIG farmers at 70 percent subsidy. A project worth Tk 3,000 crore has been undertaken to take the agriculture sector forward.
He said this while inaugurating the distribution of power tillers and paddy threshing machines joining through a videoconference at Dhanbari in Tangail on Friday morning.
Dhanbari UNO Sheikh Shamsul Arefin presided over the function while Azharul Islam Siddiqui, Director, NATP-II Project, Haruna Rashid Hira, Upazila Chairman, Makshudul Hasan Mashud, Personal Assistant to Agriculture Minister, Mahbubur Rahman, Agriculture Extension Officer, Masudur Rahman, Fahima Akter were present.
At the end of the meeting, 31 power tillers and 15 paddy threshing machines were distributed among 17 CIG farmer groups. Upazila Agriculture Deputy Assistant Officers and employees were present at the time.