Country has enough foodgrain stock: PM Hasina

16-06-17-PM_Sweden Business Dialogue Attend-4

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina claimed that people of Bangladesh will not suffer from any food crisis as there is enough stock of it in the country.

“We’re hearing the footfall of another flood. Some crops have already got damaged in flashflood but we have enough stock and we’re importing more,” she said.

She came up with this comment while distributing medals of Bangabandhu National Agriculture Award 1421 and 1422 at Osmani Memorial Auditorium on Sunday.

The PM informed that, according to official data, there is about 1.06 crore metric tonnes of foodgrains in stock in the country, including the ones in public silos and private, mills and farmers levels.

“Above all, we’re importing more food grains to make the stock stronger, we’re importing foods from various countries spending cash,” she said.

She also said, the government has reduced the import duty on food grain import from 28 percent to 10 percent.

Hasina urged the private sector to supplement the government efforts to expedite the pace of agriculture development.

She called upon suggested all to protect the marshy land and water bodies across the country.

The PM laid emphasis on integrated efforts of all to attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 of the United Nations and asked the Agriculture Ministry to remove hunger, ensure food security, develop nutrition and create a sustainable agriculture system.

Source: The Daily Ittefaq