FE REPORT |
April 16, 2022 9:37:09 a.m.
There will be no food shortage in the country as the government has given highest priority to food security, Agriculture Minister Dr. Mohammad Abdur Razzaque said on Friday.
“The country has seen an increase in food production despite the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic, as the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given it the highest priority (food security). The country now has an all-time high food stocks”.
“Thus, there is no chance of a food crisis in the country as long as the current government is in power,” he said while distributing food and clothes to the destitute on the occasion of the Eid-ul-Fitr at the model school of Shyampur in the capital. The Awami League Dhaka City South unit organized the event.
The minister also said that the BNP and the anti-liberation forces as well as a section of intellectuals want to see the country facing a food crisis or famine to profit from it as a ploy to harbor a movement to overthrow the government .
“But we would like to say that their diabolical plan will never come true, because our government has done everything possible to avoid any food crisis.”
Mr. Razzaque mentioned that the Awami League has always stood by people in times of need.
But the BNP plundered public wealth and resources and did not stand with compatriots during their needs, he added.
Awami League Relief and Welfare Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi and Awami League South Dhaka General Secretary Humayun Kabir were present on the occasion among others.