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Govt to appoint agricultural engineers for expediting farm mechanisation

| Updated: September 24, 2020 14:40:12


Govt to appoint agricultural engineers for expediting farm mechanisation

The government will appoint agricultural engineers at the field-level after setting up a concerned wing at the department of agricultural extension for providing support to the growers and the local entrepreneurs.

This will be done under the phenomenon of farm mechanization which is now a major thrust for the sector, Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque said on Wednesday, reports BSS.

“The agriculture ministry is working to set up an agricultural engineering wing at the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) to recruit concerned field-level engineers who will help the growers adopt farm mechanisation”, he said while inaugurating an annual workshop.

The government is giving importance on agricultural mechanisation as it is very much necessary for ultra-modern and more profitable agriculture.

“A project of Taka 30.20 billion has also been taken by the government to make the agriculture mechanisation popular among the people. National Agriculture Mechanisation Policy-2020 also has been formulated to this end”, he added.

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