Members of the parliamentary standing committee on Agriculture Ministry today said the countrywide fresh flood and heavy rainfall in 34 districts damaged crops on 39,102 hectares.
They said this at their 10th meeting held at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban with committee chairman M Maqbul Hossain presiding, according to a Jatiya Sangsad secretariat statement.
The parliamentary watchdog urged the ministry for taking necessary steps to transfer the officials of Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC) dealing with fertilizer to the district and upazila levels after completion of their three-year in office. The meeting suggested the ministry for immediate recruitment of manpower to remove crisis on the basis of the subcommittee no-1 recommendations.
Besides, the committee also suggested strengthening activities of district fertilizer monitoring committee and realizing money from officials responsible for fertilizer missing at a warehouse of the state- run BADC’s at Bhairab in Kishorganj. Committee members Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury, M Abdur Razzaq, Abdul Mannan, AKM Rezaul Karim Tansen, M Nurul Islam Omar and Advocate Umme Kulsul Smrity took part in the meeting.
Secretary of agriculture ministry and senior officials concerned were present at the meeting, BSS reports.