Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder yesterday said Bangladesh has achieved self-sufficiency in food as the government has implemented massive development programmes to realise that goal.
“Once Bangladesh faced severe food deficiency… Now the country has turned into a food surplus one through taking technology-based initiatives,” he said.
The minister said this while addressing the Annual Botanical Conference-2019, jointly organised by Bangladesh Botanical Society and Botany department of Jahangirnagar University (JU) on the campus.
JU Vice Chancellor Prof Farzana Islam, pro-VC (Administration) Prof Dr Amir Hussain, pro-VC (Education) Prof Dr Nurul Alam, teachers and representatives of different organisations, among others, were present on the occasion.
President of Bangladesh Botanical Society Prof Dr M Abdul Gafur presided over the event.
The minister said, “We have attached priority to invention of different high yielding varieties of crops to boost food production in the country.”
He urged scientists to intensify their research for developing more such crops as country’s economy largely depends on the agriculture sector.