Call to promote mechanized agriculture to boost production

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RAJSHAHI, March 12, 2018 (BSS) – Speakers at a discussion here called for
promoting mechanized agriculture to boost crop production for meeting the
gradual demand in the wake of increasing population.

They observed that cropping intensity can be increased to 250 percent even
400 percent from the existing 200 percent through reducing the existing time
gap between the two crops after the best uses of modern technologies of
agriculture.

To this end, they urged all the officials and others concerned including
the scientists and farmers to put their level best efforts and work together
as the present government is very much positive towards the field.

The observation came at the district level agriculture technology
extension coordination committee meeting here yesterday. Deputy Director
Office of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) organized the meeting at
its conference hall.

Officials concerned from DAE, Barind Multipurpose Development Authority
(BMDA), Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI), Bangladesh Rice
Research Institute (BRRI), Soil Resource Development Institution (SRDI) and
Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC) attended the function.

Chairman of BMDA Dr Akram Hossain Chowdhury addressed the meeting as the
chief guest with Deputy Director of DAE Deb Dulal Dhali in the chair.

Regional Director of Seed Certification Agency Sirajul Islam, Deputy
Manager (Agriculture) of BMDA Rafiqul Islam, Principal Scientific Officers of
BARI Dr Alim Uddin and Dr Ilias Hossain and Senior Scientific Officer Dr
Shakhawat Hossain also spoke.

Speakers said bringing agriculture under mechanization is of essence for
boosting production.

They said the present government has attained remarkable success in
agriculture sector and urged the officials concerned to put their collective
efforts to uphold the government success in this sector in the days to come.