Thursday, February 21, 2019 | ePaper

Govt working for nutrition security: Minister

  • Print



Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury said the government now aims at ensuring nutrition security for the people through a sustainable food production system.
"The present government is working relentlessly not only to build a poverty and hunger free country but also to establish people's constitutional right to have nutritious food," the minister said this as the chief guest on Wednesday while unveiling a book at CIRDAP auditorium here.
Matia said: "Our aim is to make the country a developed one not only economically, but also by ensuring nutritious and safe food for the nation."
The government wanted to attain food autarky and consequently the country has become self-sufficient in food by implementing effective measures, Matia noted.
Food Minister Quamrul Islam said the people are not suffering from starvation as the country has achieved the middle income status and it will be a developed one by 2041.
Fisheries and Livestock Secretary M Raisul Alam Mondol, USAID Mission Director Derick Brown, Head of Development, Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh Mario Ronconi and FAO representative in Bangladesh Robert D Simpson spoke as the special guests while Food Secretary Shahabuddin Ahmad chaired the function.

More News For this Category

President of Bangladesh Diploma Student Nurses Union Sadia Akhter speaking at a press conference in DRU auditorium on Wednesday demanding Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's intervention in resisting conspiracy to ruin nursing education.

President of Bangladesh Diploma Student Nurses Union Sadia Akhter speaking at a press conference in DRU auditorium on Wednesday demanding Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's intervention in resisting conspiracy to ruin nursing education.

.

Today’s Events

 City Desk :Discussion National Domestic Women Workers Union organises a discussion on the occasion of Amar Ekushey and International Mother Language Day at its office in the city's

Director General of Fire Service and Civil Defence (FSCD) Brig Gen Ali Ahmed Khan, PSC (retd), among others, at an opinion sharing meeting on 'Development of Fire Safety Measures in Hospitals' organised by FSCD at its office in the city on Wednesday.

Director General of Fire Service and Civil Defence (FSCD) Brig Gen Ali Ahmed Khan, PSC (retd), among others, at an opinion sharing meeting on 'Development of Fire Safety Measures in Hospitals' organised by FSCD at its office in the city on Wednesday.

.

PM mourns death of Rizia Begum

BSS, Dhaka :Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday expressed deep shock at the death of Assignment Officer Gazi Hafizur Rahman Liku's mother Rizia Begum.In a condolence message, the Prime

Overall human rights situation improved in country: Mannan

BSS, Dhaka :Planning Minister MA Mannan on Tuesday said that the overall human rights situation in the country has improved a lot over the years as the Awami League

RAB to guard Shaheed Minars across country

BSS, Dhaka :Director General (DG) of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Benazir Ahmed on Tuesday said they would guard the Shaheed Minars across the country for ensuring smooth and peaceful

Roundtable on

Roundtable on "Agami Projonmer Swapner Dhaka" held in city

City Desk :With a dream to create a better Dhaka city together, "Junior Chamber International (JCI) Bangladesh successfully organized "Agami Projonmer Swapner Dhaka"-A roundtable discussion at Hotel Lakeshore, Gulshan,

Route map for the people who will go to the Central Shaheed Minar and Azimpur Graveyard in the city on February 21 to pay homage to the martyrs of Language Movement on the occasion of Amar Ekushey.

Route map for the people who will go to the Central Shaheed Minar and Azimpur Graveyard in the city on February 21 to pay homage to the martyrs of Language Movement on the occasion of Amar Ekushey.

.

Women MPs pay tribute to Bangabandhu

BSS, Dhaka :The newly-elected 49 women lawmakers for reserved parliamentary seats on Wednesday paid rich tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman offering wreaths at Bangabandhu

People want continuation of Hasina's leadership: Hasan

BSS, Dhaka :Information Minister and Awami League Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud said that the people of the country want continuation of the leadership of Prime Minister