Students of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) on Sunday demanded economical emancipation of the farmers in the country through a human-chain programme.
Hundreds of BAU students formed a human-chain on Sunday noon at the university's Krishi Bank premises.Demonstrating students announced 4-point demands for the farmers. The demands are—ensuring fair price of all agricultural products including rice, setting up government buying center to purchase rice directly from the farmers with reasonable price, launching agricultural insurance policy with subsidy hike in agriculture sector and ensuring interest-free agricultural loan to farmers with simple terms.
During the programme, the protesting students alleged the government that it has been protecting businessmen’s interests but did not serve the farmers who have been feeding the country all the years.
‘Country's independence came with the promise of economic liberalisation of the farmers, they have relentlessly been contributing for making the country self-reliant in food, but the government is protecting businessmen interests depriving farmers from their fair rights,” students told.
Kazi Sheikh Farid, Associate Professor of Rural Sociology Department and Subrata Kumar Sarkar, Lecturer of Agrology Department of BAU addressed the programme.
BAU student Arannya Sadekur Rahman presided over the programme while Kamrul Hasan Kamu facilitated the programme.