Bangladesh Sugar Crop Research Institute Bill 2019 was placed in Jatiya Sangsad on Monday to conduct research on other sugar crops alongside sugarcane in the country.
Agriculture minister M Abdur razzaque placed the bill and it was sent to the respective scrutiny committee. The proposed law will replace the existing Bangladesh Sugarcane Research Institute Act 1996.
The bill was placed to expand research areas, as sugar is produced not only from sugarcane but also from palm, date, Golpata and other sweet crops and trees.
The proposed legislation made no major change but added a provision to nominate a representative from the Bangladesh Council for Scientific and Industrial Research at the institute’s governing body.