Saturday, December 15, 2018 | ePaper

Govt ensures availability of safe food: Minister

  • Print


Food Minister Advocate Qamrul Islam on Tuesday said the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ensured availability of safe foods.
"Sheikh Hasina government has developed 146 social safety nets. We are now self-reliant in food production. The buying capacity of the people has also gone up. Due to lack of awareness in taking balanced diet, the nutrition problem is still there. But the government has taken various steps to address the problem," he said.
The minister was addressing the inaugural function of a programme held for distributing of pushti chal (rice high in nutrition value) organized by Dhaka district administration in Kalindi union of Keraniganj.
"Only those who are suffering from malnutrition will come under the project. This rice has sufficient vitamins. It will be possible to meet the shortage of vitamins through the rice. Five million families in the country will get the rice at a cost of Taka 10 per kg," Qamrul added.
The minister assured that initiatives will be taken to make the rice easily available in the market so that commoners can take the benefit of this.
Presided over by Dhaka Deputy Commissioner Abu Saleh Mohhamd Ferdous Khan, the function was also addressed by World Food Programme official Richard Regan, Director General of Directorate General of Food Md. Arifur Rahman Apu, Food Secretary Shahabuddin Ahmed and additional secretary Md Omar Faruk, among others.

More News For this Category

SNAPSHOTS ON MARTYRED INTELLECTUALS DAY OBSERVANCE

SNAPSHOTS ON MARTYRED INTELLECTUALS DAY OBSERVANCE

UNGA adopts BD's resolution on 'Culture of Peace'

Like each year, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) unanimously has adopted Bangladesh's flagship resolution on the 'Culture of Peace'.Charge d' Affaires and Deputy Permanent Representative (DPR) of Bangladesh Permanent

Islamic Foundation marks Martyred Intellectuals Day

The Islamic Foundation (IF) on Friday organised, doa-mahfil and recitation of the holy Quran at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque, marking the Martyred Intellectuals Day.The doa mahfil sought eternal peace of

'No alternative to integrity for building prosperous BD'

Information Secretary Abdul Maleque said there is no alternative to integrity for building a prosperous, repression-free and transparent Bangladesh.  The information secretary said this on Thursday while distributing integrity prize

JICA delegation meets DU VC

A three-member delegation led by Yasuhiro Kawazoe, Senior Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) called on Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Md.  Akhtaruzzaman on Thursday at the latter's

'Disaster and Relief Ministry provides job to 3.87cr people'

Disaster Management and Relief Ministry provided jobs to 3.87 crore people in the last 10 years under its social safety net programmes."The government has also provided support to women empowerment

Death anniv

Today is the 8th death anniversary of Mrs. Ambia Khatun Majumder mother of Chairman of Crystal Insurance Company Limited Abdullah Al-Mahmud (Mahin).Board of Director, Executives, Officers & Staff members of

ORGANIsATION SNIPPET

Peshajibi Samannoy Parishad Leaders of Peshajibi Samannoy Parishad urged the countrymen to cast their votes for 'Boat', the electoral symbol of Awami League, in the 11th parliamentary election. They made

Vote for 'Boat' for continuation of dev

City Desk :Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury called upon the people to cast their votes for 'Boat' for continuation of development under leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh

Govt draws elaborate progs on Martyred Intellectuals Day

BSS, Dhaka :The government has taken elaborate programmes to observe the Martyred Intellectuals Day  today (December 14).  Marking the day, President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina