Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury

BADC Bill 2018 placed in JS

The Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC) Bill - 2018 is placed in the parliament keeping provisions of fine and jail term for defying BADC notices and damaging its property.

October 8, 2018
October 8, 2018

Farmers to get Tk 80cr incentive

The government will give seed and chemical fertiliser worth nearly Tk 80 crore free to the country's small and marginal farmers under an agricultural incentive programme.

June 19, 2018
June 19, 2018

BADC Bill 2018 placed in JS

The Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC) Bill - 2018 is placed in the parliament keeping provisions of fine and jail term for defying BADC notices and damaging its property.

April 10, 2018
April 10, 2018

‘Matia Chy must say sorry’

A faction of the quota reform movement demands apology from Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury for her remarks on the protesters yesterday

March 23, 2017
March 23, 2017

3 more GM brinjal varieties to be released

Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) will release three more varieties of the country's first genetically modified (GM) crop--Bt Brinjal, which is infused with a pest-resistant gene.

June 22, 2016
June 22, 2016

Matia slams Muhith for proposed savings rate cut

Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury sharply criticises Finance Minister AMA Muhith today in the parliament for his budget proposal to cut interest rate on savings certificates.

February 1, 2016
February 1, 2016

Smart agriculture with smart technology

Unlike many other sub-continental countries, one of the major limitations in designing ICT based services for the rural farmers in Bangladesh is the low literacy and technology adverseness.

January 9, 2016
January 9, 2016

A culture of disdain for farmers

Most farmers in this country are cash-strapped but they are not by any means unsuccessful or less civilised than the rest of the community.

November 2, 2015
November 2, 2015

Khaleda out on killing mission: Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina alleges that Khaleda Zia was out on a killing mission assassinating Awami League leaders, activists, writers, publishers and foreigners in her bid to tarnish the country’s image abroad.