Dhaka, June 1 -- Terming farmers as the heart of the country, Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumdar on Tuesday said that the aim of the government is to stand by the farmers.

"Whether they cultivate mango or paddy, the interest of the farmers must be protected," the minister said at the inauguration ceremony of mango harvesting and marketing in 2023 season in Sapahar's Godown Para area in Naogaon on Tuesday.

The Food Minister said under the leadership of the Prime Minister, there has been a bumper yield of Boro, Aman paddy and mangoes as well and farmers are getting a fair price for paddy. "I hope they will also get a fair price for mangoes," he added, reports UNB.

Sadhan Chandra said now the supply of local fruits is quite good. "Dollar...