Country now near self-sufficient in cereal food production, minister tells JS


SANGSAD BHABAN, Nov 13, 2017 (BSS) – Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury today said the country is now nearly self-sufficient in cereal crops like rice, wheat and maize production.

“The country has witnessed tremendous success in agriculture production after the present government coming to power…production of all types of crops including the cereal food crops has been increased,” said the minister.

The minister said this while replying to a query made by treasury bench lawmaker M Mamunur Rashid Kiron of Noakhali-3in the House here.

Country’s wheat, maize and pulse production was respectively 14.236 lakh tonnes, 35.782 lakh tonnes and 10.263 lakh tonnes in the last fiscal year, the minister added.

As per the demand of the country, the overall efforts by the government for increasing the production of all types of corps would be continued, she added.