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MoI to train farmers on mechanisation

FE Report | May 27, 2019 00:00:00

The Ministry of Industries (MoI) decided on Sunday to provide training to the farmers on agriculture mechanisation for increasing productivity.

Under the move, the National Productivity Organisation (NPO) of the MOI will provide training to the farmers.

The decision to train the farmers was taken at the 13th meeting of the National Productivity Council (NPC) at the conference room of the MoI in the city, with industries minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun in the chair. Industries secretary Md Abdul Halim was present.

The training would help tackle the shortage of labour in the sector while the people's/ farmers inclination to the technological excellence will increase, the meeting was told.

It would also help ensure products' diversification in a planned way following the commercialisaiton of traditional agriculutre system.

Industries minister stressed the need for increasing sector-wise productivity to sustain ourselves in the global competive world.

He suggested forming sector-wise separte research cells and committees for their respective development.

He urged the officials of different ministries under NPC to discharge their duties with utmost professionalism.

Mr. Humayun suggested increasing productivity in all sectors for implementing the Vision 2021 and Vision 2041, and to achieve the targets of sustainable development goals.

The meeting discussed that the productivity rate is now below 50 per cent in Bangladesh whereas the productivity rate of neighbouring countries is over 60 per cent.

It also discussed adopting plan of action / strategteis at the national level for increasing productivity in the industrial, service and other sectors.

It laid emphasis on providing training to the mid-level officials who are responsible to look after the overall management of the factories.

There is no alternative to increase productivity in the industrial sector for our sustainability in the competive world, the meeting observerd.

High officials from the ministries of power, commerce, jute and textiles, agricutlure, labour and employment, and representatives from the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) and Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry were present.

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