Speakers at the seminar titled 'Budget 2016-17: Allocation for the agriculture and future food security' at Jatiya Press Club on Wednesday. Photo: AA
Rights activists claimed allowance for agriculture in the proposed national budget for 2016-17 FY is not adequate. They said, "The budget don't have specific and effective measures to face the national and global challenges of the farmers of Bangladesh."
They also demanded a Price Commission ensuring proper price for the farmers. They made the demand while speaking at a seminar held on Wednesday in the Jatiya Press Club.
The seminar titled 'Budget 2016-17:Allocation for the agriculture and future food security' was jointly organized by Campaign for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods, Equity and Justice Working Group Bangladesh (EquityBD), Medium Term Cooperation Program and South Asian Association for Poverty Eradication. The seminar was chaired by Sharmind Nilormi. Mustafa Kamal Akand moderated the program. Member of the Parliam-entary Standing Comm-ittee for the Ministry of Forest and Environment Tipu Sultan MP, Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee for the Ministry of Labor Welfare Israfil Alam MP and Monoronjon Shil Gopal MP were present. Mujibul Haque Munir made keynote presentation.