Anwar Ali | The Daily Star
  • Anwar Ali

  • Wheat Procurement: Importers reach out to farmers

    Amid high demand for wheat in the local market, the government’s procurement programme is failing to attract local growers, who witnessed a better yield this year.
  • Good move amid myriad challenges

    The government is taking steps to increase food grain stock and help farmers get fair prices for their produce amid the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Rajshahi map

    Staying home not an option

    Inadequate relief distribution is compelling farm labourers in Rajshahi, mostly from indigenous communities, to travel outside their villages and unions to look for agricultural work.
  • Testing machine lying idle at RMCH for 4yrs

    While the lone laboratory in Rajshahi division is struggling to cope with the increasing number of samples, a real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machine for detecting Covid-19 has been gathering dust at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) for around four years.
  • Save Boro first, then Aush

    The government incentives announced so far to deal with agricultural fallout of Covid-19 provide little relief for farmers awaiting harvest of Boro, the principal crop of the country.