The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology on Wednesday recommended the government to incorporate oceanography in the curricula from grade-I to higher secondary level. The recommendation came from the 15th meeting of the committee, held at Parliament Building with its chairman AFM Ruhal Haque in the chair, said a press release. In the meeting, the committee of the 11th parliament reviewed the implementation progress of its previous decisions. Read more: Parliamentary Committee suggests reopening of Sonamasjid land port for immigration The parliamentary watchdog asked the government to implement its recommendations made in the previous meetings. Science and Technology Minister Architect Yeafesh Osman joined the meeting on an invitation of the committee’s chief. Committee members Iqbalur Rahim, Shafiqul Azam Khan, Mozaffar Hossain, Sherin Ahmed and Selima Ahmad attended the meeting. Read more: Parliamentary body for increasing DNA, dope test labs
The relevant parliamentary standing committee on Wednesday recommended the government to take necessary steps to protect farmers from lightning strikes alongside raising public awareness in this regard. It also asked the government to consider the allocation of cash money instead of rice to recover from the damages in the disaster-hit areas. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Disaster Management and Relief Ministry came up with the recommendations at its 29th meeting held in the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Bhaban with its chairman AB Tajul Islam in the chair. Read more: 12 killed in lightning strikes, a high for the year The parliamentary watchdog suggested the ministry keep a reserve fund to face any emergency situation arising out of atural disasters. Committee members Aftab Uddin Sarker, Mir Mushtaque Ahmed Robi, Jewel Areng and Masud Uddin Chowdhury attended the meeting. The Disaster Management and Relief Secretary and the Director General of Disaster Management and Relief Directorate, among other high officials, were present at the meeting, said a Parliament release.