PM urges farmers not to leave even an inch of land uncultivated
Published : Wednesday, 25 March, 2020 at 11:28 PM Count : 165
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday called upon the farmers to produce more crops to feed the country's people.
"I request the farmer brothers, you should not keep any land uncultivated. You should yield more and more crops," she said while addressing the nation in the wake of coronavirus outbreak across the country. "Even, don't leave an inch of land uncultivable."
"We are self reliant in food production. The country had a bumper yield of 'Rupa Aman' paddy this year. Over 17 lakh metric tonnes of foodgrains remain stocked in the government godowns," she said.
Besides, private mill owners and farmers have reserve of a large amount of foodgrains. Potato, onion, pepper and wheat have been bumper yielded in the current season, she added.
Humanity is tested during the time of disasters. It is high time to help each other; show humanity.
"Bengali is a nation of brave people. The Bengali nation faced different disasters and crisis together," she said.
The Prime Minister said: "Fighting shoulder to shoulder in 1971, we clinched the victory against enemies. Combating coronavirus is also a war. Your responsibility in this war is to stay home. We will be the winner in the war with the efforts of all, Insha Allah."
She also reiterated her call to the countrymen to abide by health rules. "All should stay at their respective homes, be well, be healthy and stay safe. May almighty Allah help us."