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Maize production will double in a few years Agriculture Minister

 Agriculture Minister. Md. Abdur Razzak said work is underway to increase maize production in the country. The climate of the country is very conducive for maize cultivation. Therefore, the production of maize will double in a few years.

He made the remarks when representatives of the Poultry Industries Central Council (BPICC) met the Agriculture Minister at the Secretariat on Sunday (February 8th).

The Agriculture Minister said, "Chicken meat is safe and healthy - this message should be conveyed to all." People’s interest in farm chickens needs to increase. The Ministry of Agriculture will provide necessary assistance for that purpose.

"Work is underway to increase maize production," he said. The climate of the country is very conducive for maize cultivation. Maize is also getting good yield in the saline lands of the south. Therefore, the production of maize will double in a few years.

Maize production will double

During the meeting, the Agriculture Minister assured the delegation that necessary assistance would be provided by the Ministry of Agriculture for the development and growth of the country's poultry industry.

The delegation included BPICC President Moshiur Rahman, Vice-President Shamsul Arefin Khaled, World Poultry Association Bangladesh Branch President Abu Lutfe Fazle Rahim Khan and Feed Industries Association Bangladesh General Secretary Md. Ahsanuzzaman.

During the meeting, the existing problems and possibilities in the poultry industry of the country were discussed. BPICC leaders highlighted the problems of the poultry industry due to corona. They requested the Agriculture Minister to further increase the production of maize in the country. They say almost all poultry feed comes from corn. Therefore, if we could increase the production, the cost of feed would be reduced a lot.

He also sought the cooperation of the Agriculture Minister on how to spread the message of safe and healthy chicken meat to the consumers. The leaders demanded re-introduction of 20 per cent rebate on electricity bills supplied to the poultry industry.

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