On 22 August 2016, a seminar titled “Necessity of implementing FCTC article 5.3 and ensuring sustainable funding in tobacco control” held at Divisional Commissioners office, Rangpur. Additional Divisional Commissioner of Rangpur Minu Shil presided over the seminar where Divisional Commissioner of Rangpur Kazi Hasan Ahmed was present as chief guest.Read more ..
Tobacco cultivation is harmful for environment, public health and economy. Besides, land fertility decreases due to tobacco cultivation. Land engaged more in tobacco cultivation results less land for food grains. Considering this, govt. does not provide any kind of support for tobacco cultivation. Moreover different steps have been taken to discourage it. Honorable Agricultural Minister Begum Motia Chowdhury expressed this in a meeting with delegation of BATA on 04 August 2016 at her office. Secretary of Agricultural Ministry Mr. Mohammad Moinuddin Abdullah was present at that time.Read more ..