Dhaka, June 11 -- Centre for Policy Dialogue's distinguished fellow Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya on Tuesday accused the government of treating the farmers unfairly in recent time.

"The government didn't stop rice import at the proper time and didn't fix the [paddy] collection target either. It didn't even give the matter a though at that time," he told a media briefing on 'State of the Bangladesh Economy and the Budget Challenges' at CIRDAP auditorium in Dhaka.

He also lamented the delay in hiking rice import tariff.

Debapriya said that the terms of trade between Industries and agriculture has gone against the farmers. The surplus of rural economy has come to the city and from there, it goes abroad.

"Continuation of this transmission pro...