The Bangladeshi government has approved a new agricultural policy, which includes encouraging research into nanotechnology, to boost production.
The new draft of the policy was finalised at a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Secretariat on Monday.
The policy was based on the one passed in 2013, said Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam.
“The use of nanotechnology has been included and presented as a subject of research,” he said.
Nanotechnology refers to technology that can change and control the substances of molecular and atomics. In generally, one nanometre is equal to one millionth (short scale) of a metre.
“It is possible to gain remarkable success in various fields, including medical, electronics, science and technology by using this technology. Another alternative study on the adverse impact of nanotechnology on the environment has also been taken into consideration.”