SANGSAD BHABAN, Nov 13, 2017 (BSS) – The Jatiya Sangsad today passed the “Bangladesh Wheat and Maize Research Institute Bill, 2017” unanimously aimed at increasing wheat and maize production, and setting up research institute for conducting research and training activities.
The House, with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair, passed the bill through voice-votes as Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury piloted the bill for passage.
The newly passed bill has proposed to set up a modern research center with latest facilities, farm and infrastructure for carrying out advance research on these crops.
According to object of the bill, the existing wheat research center and Maize section under plant breeding division of Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI) will be abolished and its all research and regional centers, sub-centers, research projects and infrastructures to be handed over on the newly established research institute.
In addition to this, the scientists, officials and employees working in the wheat research center and Maize division would be employed in the newly established research Institute.
With passage of the bill, the government will establish the office and center of the research
institute at Nasipur of Dinajpur.
With the approval of the government, the Institute is allowed to set up its regional center and sub-center at any place in the country, according to the bill.