Govt to build 5 lakh nutrition gardens at Tk 438 crore: Razzaque

The authorities will arrange 5 lakh diet gardens at Tk 438 crore on uncultivated fallow lands and backyards throughout the nation, Agriculture Minister Muhammad Abdur Razzaque at present.

If the undertaking is applied efficiently, it’s going to enhance meals manufacturing in addition to meet the wants of household greens and diet throughout the pandemic, he stated.

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The minister was addressing a workshop on ‘Establishment of Family Nutrition Gardens in Uncultivated Fallen Lands and Backyards’ in Dhaka.

Earlier in March, the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) permitted the three-year undertaking titled “Establishment of Family Nutrition Garden” which is already being applied in all upazilas throughout the nation, based on the ministry.

At the identical time, the minister stated, earlier than taking on the undertaking, about 141,000 household diet gardens have been arrange in 4,431 unions throughout the nation at a price of Tk 37.36 crore final 12 months.

According to the ministry, there are about 2.53 crore homes within the nation and most of those backyards of the dwellings are unused.

A complete of 4.88 lakh gardens of greens, fruits and spices shall be arrange on the unused land of every union and municipality homestead below the undertaking, it stated.

In addition, 100 community-based vermicompost manufacturing pits shall be set as much as shield soil well being and produce wholesome protected crops.

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