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BINA scientists develop 71 varieties of different crops
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BINA scientists develop 71 varieties of different crops

Scientists of Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA) here said 71 varieties of
different crops including rice and legumes developed by them have been contributing a
lot to the country’s agriculture.
The salinity tolerant and submergence rice varieties developed by BINA have been
a great hope for thousands of farmers in greater Mymensingh and southern part of
the country, said the scientists while addressing the concluding session of a two-day
workshop at its auditorium here Sunday.
The country is losing cultivable land every year and now it is a big challenge for the
agriculture scientists to contain the present production rate to feed the ever growing
population, the scientists said.
They said the media people can play a vital role in reaching the newly developed four
varieties of rice by BINA to farmers’ doorstep.
The scientists of BINA have produced different kinds of bio-fertilizers at a very cheap
cost in comparison with chemical fertilizers and the farmers can gain more profit using
bio-fertilizers that also contain the soil quality well.
BINA’s chief scientific officers Dr. Md. Tariqul Islam and Dr. Hosneara Begum; its
senior scientific officer and head of Agricultural Engineering Division Dr. Md. Hossain
Ali were the resource persons on the concluding day, among others. -BSS, Mymensingh

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