The telecom minister inaugurated the 'Krishak Bondhu Dak Seba'
The Department of Posts has launched 'Krishak Bondhu Dak Seba' to deliver agricultural products produced by marginal farmers to the wholesale market in the capital Dhaka free of charge. Initially, this service was introduced through free transportation of vegetables produced by the farmers of Manikganj district.
Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar inaugurated the Krishakbandhu postal service by connecting to Jhitka Bazar in Harirampur upazila of Manikganj district through video conferencing from his official residence on Bailey Road in Dhaka on Saturday.
Speaking online, the minister said the service would be rolled out across the country in phases, adding that under the service, farmers would be able to get money for their products at home through a digital platform. As a result, the farmer will get a fair price for his produce without any middleman. The vehicles of the Capital Return Postal Department used for postal transport across the country will be used to transport the goods produced by the farmers. It will not require any additional expenditure of the government.
Director of Postal Department SM Harunur Rashid, Harirampur Upazila Nirbahi Officer Sabina Yasmin, Upazila Agriculture Officer Md. Zahirul Haque, Bangladesh Krishak League representatives, local people's representatives, and business representatives along with business representatives were present at the video conferencing at Jhitka Bazar. Nur-ur-Rahman, Secretary, Department of Posts and Telecommunications, Dhaka, and SS Bhadra, Director General, Department of Posts, Dhaka, were also present on the occasion.
On the first day of free service from Jhitka Bazar, 1200 kg of onion, 60 kg of green chilies, 80 kg of eggplant, 80 kg of karla, 60 kg of chichinga, 60 kg of shrimp, 60 kg of zinga, 60 kg of dill and 120 kg of lentils, 180 kg. The farmer friend postal service started its journey to Dhaka at 10 am. The agricultural products will be delivered to Gabtoli Krishibazar and Minabazar Dhanmondi. Minabazar, Chaldal, and Parking Bazaar farmers are buying all these products directly through digital platforms.