Bangladesh Sugar Crop Research Institute Bill, 2019 places in JS
Bangladesh Sugar Crop Research Institute Bill, 2019 was placed in the Jatiya Sangsad with an objective to update the act through repealing the previous act. Agriculture Minister Dr M Abdur Razzaque placed the bill in the House with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the Chair. Placing the bill, the Agriculture Minister said the proposed bill will repeal the previous act which was amended in 2002.
Earlier, Bangladesh Sugarcane Research Institute Act, 1996 was enacted for establishing the institute and then the Bangladesh Sugarcane Research Institute (amendment ) Act 2002 was enacted through amendment to the previous act.
On September 16, 2015, the government has changed the name of the institute as Bangladesh Sugar Crop Research Institute, but the title of the act has not been changed in line with the new name of the institute, according to the object of the bill.
The Agriculture Minister urged the House to send the bill to the parliamentary standing committee on the Agriculture for further scrutiny within 30 days.