A bill titled ‘Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation Bill 2018’ was placed in parliament with a provision of fine and jail term for defying BADC notices and damaging its property.
Agriculture minister Matia Chowdhury placed the bill and it was sent to the respective parliamentary standing committee for further examination. The committee was asked to submit its scrutiny report within 10 days.
Under the proposed law a 16-member board of directors will be formed which will sit in a meeting after every three months.
If anyone (farmers) defies any notice issued by BADC he or she will be fined with maximum Tk 10,000, the bill said.
Besides, if any boundary wall or any establishment of BADC is damaged, the responsible people will have to suffer six months’ jail or will have to pay a fine of Tk 10,000 or both.
The same punishment will be given if anyone grabs land owned by BADC.
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