When it comes to food, Bangladesh has been advancing by leaps and bounds. Despite global organisations like WFP and FAO depicting food shortages in the country, there has been no such case. Food is adequate in the market and there is necessary stock in the country. Hence the government and agro producers can be commended for their good job in supplying the country with adequate food.
On the other hand, a huge amount of crops has been lost due to flooding on agriculture fields. Still there was no harsh impact of this crisis on the food stocks. A report published in this daily said record stock of food grains has been achieved this year despite the detrimental impact of coronavirus on crops. If this is the case, the citizens can breathe a sigh of relief.
A pre-emptive measure against food shortage could be
planned into the market statistics of each year to alleviate
the problem of price hike of essential commodities
The report also expressed how stockpiles of food grains from the previous year came in handy throughout the coronavirus crisis though it was not planned. Such a pre-emptive measure against food shortage could be planned into the market statistics of each year to alleviate the problem of price hike of essential commodities.
Coming back to the issue of achieving record food stocks, we should consider the aspect of proper storage, lest any should get spoilt. This is one aspect that the country needs to focus on and also more food, including onion which seems to have become a centre of attraction for syndicates and hoarders with vested interests, needs to be produced.