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Agricultural Land

New scheme aims to save farmland

The government is looking to save agricultural land from further shrinkage through constructing multi-storeyed buildings in villages. Initially, the project will be implemented on pilot basis in seven villages across the country. Four-storeyed buildings will be constructed in each village to accommodate all families living there. The Tk 424-crore pilot project, “Palli Janapad”, designed to be completed by June 2017 will be placed at the meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) today. Villages will be selected from...

Make policy to protect arable land: HC

Make policy to protect arable land: HC

The High Court today ordered the government to immediately form an expert committee to formulate a policy for protecting agricultural land from reduction. According to the order, the committee will have to submit a report along with necessary recommendations to the court in 90 days. In response to a writ petition, the HC also issued...


Lack of land holding up industrialisation

THAT is what the major business associations have proposed to the government. The issue of diverting agricultural land to industry has always been a contentious issue. In a country with more than 160 million mouths to feed, the continuous depletion of agro land has become a major headache for policymakers. Indeed, the lack of suitable land has been cited as a major reason for the lack of foreign direct investment in the country. In the midst of this entire crisis,...

Suicidal land loss?

Suicidal land loss?

THE purpose of this article is to argue that the current rate of loss of agricultural land in Bangladesh is no less than 1% per annum. At this rate, if we argue from the probable causes creating such loss, at least 30% of the agricultural land of Bangladesh will be lost over the...

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