Leaders of Bangladesh Fertiliser Association (BFA) on Saturday demanded distribution of all types of fertilisers through the dealers of Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC).
They made the demand at the 23rd annual general meeting of BAF at International Convention City Bashundhara in the captial in presence of Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu as chief guest, said an official release.
Presided over by the BFA Chairman Kamrul Ashraf Khan Poton, MP, the function was addressed by Industries Ministry Senior Secretary Md. Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, Agriculture Ministry Secretary Mohammad Moinuddin Abdullah, BCIC Chairman Mohammad Iqbal and BFA leaders.
BFA Vice-President Md Momen Sarker delivered the welcome speech in the function.
The BFA leaders said their members who are working as dealers have been distributing fertilizers among the farmers since 1995 by depositing security money of taka 2 lakh.
Using this experience, the BCIC dealers would be successful in disbursing the non-urea fertilizers, they added.
Addressing the function, Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu lauded the BCIC dealers and said that they are performing their duties well by distributing fertilizers among the farmers across the country.
He said the government gave subsidy of Taka 3281.72 crore and Taka 2002.46 crore in 2014-15 and 2015-16 fiscal years respectively in country's agriculture sector to ensure food security for the people.
The government has initiated producing fertilizers in country instead of importing from abroad, he said, adding that Shahjalal Fertilizer Factory has been producing 5 lakh metric tons compost in a year.