Although the contribution of the agriculture sector to the country’s GDP has declined to 14 percent from a huge 70 percent, the sector’s contribution to the overall economy of the country is much more.
Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzak came up with the observation while addressing a seminar as the chief guest styled ‘Success in Jute Research and Future Plan’ at Bangladesh Jute Research Institute auditorium in the capital on Wednesday, says a press release sent to media on Thursday.
“Golden fiber and golden Bengal are complementary to each other. Realizing the potentiality of golden fiber, Bangabandhu dreamt of his Golden Bengal. Keeping pace with the country’s development, industrialization in the country is also increasing. By default, the contribution of the industrial sector to the country’s GDP is also increasing,” the minister said, adding once 80 pc export income was made by jute, tea, and leather, but now the same percentage is contributed by the RMG sector.
Citing the invention of developed agro technologies, Razzak said, “If we can make good use of the technologies we already have, it is possible to meet the food demand of the country.”
He said agro sector can play a vital role in making the export sector diversified.