Health Desk-- 27 July, 2018: Increasing production and consumption of the local, high yielding and hybrid varieties of fruits would help the rural people to meet nutrition and attain self-reliance on way to build a healthier and developed nation, reports BSS.
Member of the Parliament from Rangpur-2 constituency Abu Kalam Md Ahsanul Haque Chowdhury Deuk expressed the opinion in the inaugural ceremony of a three-day Fruit Tree Fair-2018 in Badarganj upazila town on Wednesday afternoon as the chief guest.
The Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) jointly with Badarganj upazila administration have been jointly organising the fair on Badarganj upazila parishad premises.
With Badarganj Upazila Agriculture Officer Agriculturist Mahbubar Rahman in the chair, Badarganj upazila Vice-chairmen Saidul Islam and Rubina Akhter addressed the function as the special guests.
Upazila level officials of the DAE, different agriculture related departments and organisations and NGOs, private sector nursery owners, students, youths, farmers, local elite and common people were present.
The government departments, non-government organisations and nursery owners have set up twenty stalls displaying many indigenous species and varieties of fruits, saplings of fruit trees and some fruit-bearing trees on the fair ground.
In his welcome speech, Agriculturist Mahbubar Rahman the huge prospect of expanding cultivation of fruits and the successes already achieved by many farmers and common people of the upazila in enhancing fruit production to attain self-reliance.