BB Chief asks Bankers to be friendly with Farmers

Posted by BankInfo on Mon, Jan 10 2011 09:02 pm

Atiur Rahman, Bangladesh Bank governor, urged all bank executives to change their attitude towards farmers for the sake of agricultural development in the country. Rahman was speaking at a farmers' assembly at Silimpur village in Ishwardi upazila under Pabna district on Sunday after inaugurating a biogas plant in the residence of a local farmer Moyez Uddin.The country's industrial development depends on the progress of the agriculture sector, the governor said.

"Agriculture is the key to economic success here. The real development in economy and industry will be happened if we can ensure the real development in agriculture." "The bankers have to change their mind setup and have to be friendly to the farmers to reach the goal." He also asked the farmers to cooperate with the banks.

Farmer Moyez Uddin chaired the meeting where Shaikh Siraj, a founding member of Channel i, and Sayed Abdul Hamid, Agrani Bank managing director, also spoke.

News Source: The Daily Star/Bangladesh/11 Jan 2011