201 crop varieties, 205 crop technologies invented

DHAKA, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) has developed 201 highyielding variety (HYV) and hybrid crops and 250 crop management technology during the last 10 years.

This was formally disclosed at the first meeting of the parliamentary standing committee on the agriculture ministry at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban here today.

The crops include wheat, maize, potato, pulse, oilseed, vegetables, flower and spices.

With committee chairman Matia Chowdhury in the chair, the meeting was also attended, among others, by committee members Agriculture Minister Dr M Abdur Razzak, Muhammad Imazuddin Pramanik, Abdul Mannan, M Mamunur Rashid Kiron, Anwarul Abedin Khan, Joya Sen Gupta and Hosneara.

The meeting also discussed that Bangladesh has now occupied 2nd position in jute production, 3rd in vegetables, 4th in paddy, 7th in mango, 8th in potato and guava and 10th in food grains production in the world.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)