23 May 2022, 19:51

No chances of food crisis in Bangladesh: Sadhan

DHAKA, May 23, 2022 (BSS) - Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder today said

no food crisis will happen in the country despite global volatile situation
due to the war between Russia and Ukraine.

"There is no reason of concern about wheat as ship regularly entering into
the country loading huge amount of wheat," he said.

The minister said this while addressing a discussion titled "Sheikh Hasina's
home coming: Bangladesh is on the way of freedom" as special guest held at
the Jatiya Press Club (JPC) here.

Veteran freedom fighter and presidium member of the ruling Awami League
Mofazzal Hossen Chowdhury Maya also spoke the function as the chief guest.

"Commitment has already been made providing wheat from our neighboring
country and it's underway to import wheat according to the commitment," he
said, adding that Bangladesh has become a food sufficient country today under
the leadership of Sheikh Hasina.

Awami League's central sub-committee on labour and manpower organised the

When the food price soars globally and then it [food price] becomes usually
dearer in the country, the minister mentioned, adding: "But there is no
chance of food scarcity in Bangladesh."

"No scope of food shortage as the country has huge stock of food," he

The Aush cultivation is now ahead and we are very much hopeful that its
output will be better, the minister further said.

Vice-Chancellor of the National University Professor Dr M Masiur Rahman
presented the keynote paper at the function with Major General (reitrd) Abdul
Hafiz Mallik in the chair.

The programme was also spoke, among others, by Bangladesh Awami League
organising Secretary Ahmad Hossen, ruling party's labour and manpower
subcommittee member secretary Habibur Rahman Siraj and Jatiya Press Club
President Farida Yasmin.