The minister came up with the information while speaking at an online meeting
Agriculture Minister Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque yesterday said the government has taken various steps to continue food production and ensure uninterrupted supply of vegetables and perishable agricultural products amid the crisis created over coronavirus outbreak, reports UNB.
“The government has taken necessary measures to continue the production of agro products amid the coronavirus situation as well as ensure their export and import, and food supply,” he said.
The minister came up with the information while speaking at an online meeting over marketing and supplying of vegetables, seeds and fresh agricultural products, at his ministry.
The Department of Agriculture Marketing has started conducting mobile marketing of agricultural products with the help of deputy commissioners concerned and potato, vegetable and onion were included in the relief materials given by Disaster Management Ministry, Abdur Razzaque said.
The meeting also informed that vegetables from Munshiganj, Narsingdi, Jamalpur, Sherpur, Mymensingh, Cumilla, Jhenaidah, Jashore, Magura, Chuadanga, Meherpur, Bogura, Pabna, Rajshahi, Gaibandha, Rangpur, Dinajpur, Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Panchagarh, Bhola, which produce surplus vegetables, are being sent to other districts through trucks.
The minister also stressed the need for production, collection, preservation and marketing of quality seeds.