Report on Barind Bahumukhi Development Authority Bill 2018 places in JS

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SANGSAD BHABAN, July 10, 2018 (BSS) – A report on the Barind Bahumukhi Development Authority Bill, 2018 was placed in the Jatiya Sangsad with a view to bring the existing Barind authority into legal frame for conducting overall development of the Barind area under an act.

Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Agriculture Ministry Md Mokbul Hossen today placed the report on the bill in the house with Jatiya Sangsad Deputy Speaker Fazle Rabbi Miah in the chair.

Describing the reason behind placing of the report on the bill, the Parliamentary Standing Committee Chairman said the enactment of the law will help continue the development programme of the area including development of surface and underground water resource and use, quality irrigation, agriculture mechanization, electrification of the irrigation equipments, seed production and supply, aquaculture production, crop diversification and tree plantation and conservation for balance environment.

On January 15, 1992, the government has formed the Barind Bahumukhi Development Authority through promulgating a resolution for development of the Barind and its adjacent area.

Committee members Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury, Md Moslem Uddin, Abdul Mannan, AKM Rezaul Karimj Tansen, Md Nurul Islam Omor and Advocate Umme Kulsum Sriti participated the standing committee meeting on 5th July for further scrutinize the bill.

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