Helpline 16123 provides agri info to farmers

Farmers can avail any agriculture-related information after making a call at helpline number 16123 as currently it has been delivering information about agriculture, livestock and fisheries through mobile operators free of cost. The information was revealed in a daylong training workshop on modern agriculture technology organized by Rajshahi Regional Office of Agriculture Information Services (AIS) for the print and electronic media journalists at local conference hall of Bangladesh Betar on Thursday.

Deputy Director of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) Shamsul Haque and its Regional Deputy Director Joynal Abedeen addressed the training sessions as resource persons with Regional AIS Officer Abdullah Hil Kafi in the chair. Regional Director of Bangladesh Betar Hassan Akhter and its Deputy Director Sheuly Rani Basu and DAE District Training Officer Monzurul Haque also spoke on the occasion disseminating their expertise on the issue.

Speakers discussed fruit production and its export issues, elaborating media role towards circulating and publishing agriculture related information. They said the media role is very important towards disseminating the modern agriculture information to the grassroots farmers.