To face the adverse impact of climate change, the government has a plan to plant 50,000 saplings of different varieties of trees across the country.
“The government has taken a programme of planting saplings across the country….every village, union, upazila and district would come under the programme”, said Agriculture Minister Dr M Abdur Razzaque while inaugurating tree plantation programme through virtual function from his official residence here today.
As part of the programme, the minister said, the agriculture ministry will plant a total of nearly 50,000 saplings in the first phase with planting 100 saplings in every upazila. In the second phase, 100 saplings will be planted in every union across the country,
In line with the prime minister’s directives, he said, initiative has been taken to plant indigenous, fruit and timber bearing saplings and medicinal ones in every village, union, upazila and district level.
About cultivation of excessive ‘Aus paddy’ in the current season, Dr Razzaque said the government has taken precautionary measures to protect the Aus and Aman crops from the flood.
The precautionary measures included preparation of alternative seed beds, regular weather monitoring and intensive communication with India.
Moderated by Additional Agriculture Secretary M Hasanuzzaman, the programme was chaired by Agriculture Secretary M Nasiruzzaman