29 May 2023, 19:00

Govt's continuity needed to ensure sustainable development: Sadhan

NAOGAON, May 29, 2023 (BSS) - Food Minister Bir Muktijoddha Sadhan Chandra

Majumdar today said that the continuity of the government is necessary to
ensure the country's sustainable development.

The minister said this while planting palm sapling as the chief guest at a
tree plantation ceremony on Ashekpur-Balatair road of Bhabicha union in
Niamatpur upazila of the district this afternoon.

Palm trees play an important role in human life, he said, adding: "It gives
fruit and works as a shade for passerby. It also gives protection from
lightning strikes. Palm juice and molasses also play a role in the economy."

Sadhan Chandra said: "I planted palm trees on Ghughudanga road when I was the
chairman of Hajinagar Union Parishad of the upazila. Those rows of palm trees
have now grown and the road has caught the attention of people from different
parts of the country as a sightseeing spot.

He also urged to plant palm saplings and pay attention to its proper care.

On the occasion, Niamatpur Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Imtiaz Morshed,
Niamatpur Upazila Parishad Chairman Farid Ahmed, Niamatpur Upazila Awami
League President Abul Kalam Azad, Bhabicha Union Parishad Chairman Obaidul
Haque, among others, were present.

A total of 400 palm saplings will be planted on both sides of the Ashekpur-
Balatir road under the agriculture development project of Rajshahi division
through the extension of modern technology.

Later, the minister inaugurated the Agricultural Technology Fair-2023 at
Niamatpur Bahumukhi High School premises and visited the various stalls of
the fair.



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