Workshop held on sustainable model of sugarcane farming

Published : 18 Nov 2021 10:31 PM

A workshop on sustainable model of sugarcane cultivation was held in Kushtia on Wednesday (November 18). The workshop was organised at the British American Tobacco (BATBC) Auditorium in Chenchua, Kushtia. 

During the day-long workshop, discussions were held on how to ensure proper yield of sugarcane. The workshop was jointly organised by British American Tobacco Bangladesh and Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation. 

It was presided over by Arifur Rahman Apu, Chairman, Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation while, Industries Secretary Zakia Sultana was present as the chief guest.

Zakia Sultana said, a pilot project of Kushtia Sugar Mill has been undertaken this year to train sugarcane farmers. If this initiative is successful, the cultivation of improved sugar cane extracted in the country will increase. 

On the one hand, production will continue in the existing sugar mills. On the other hand, it will be possible to restart the sugar mills which have stopped production.

Director General of Bangladesh Sugar Resources Institute Dr Amjad Hossain, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Industries Md Anwarul Alam, Managing Director of Sugar and Food Industries Corporation Ashraf Ali attended the programme as special guests.