Once a fisherman, Sagir Hossain Somed, 55, of Dakshin Gilabad village of Pirojpur’s Mathbaria upazila, switched to farming after fish population depleted alarmingly within a few years of the construction of a sluice gate in neighbouring Dadhibhanga village.
Cricket bat-makers in Pirojpur’s Nesarabad upazila have gotten to work ahead of schedule with next month’s Cricket World Cup just around the corner, and they are hopeful of good sales during the showpiece event in neighbouring India.
There once was a time when carpenters at an industrial estate of the Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) in Pirojpur’s Nesarabad upazila would use handmade equipment to produce various types of furniture.
In the middle of the pandemic, a group of entrepreneurs from Pirojpur’s Nazirpur upazila were inspired to create an alternative source of income locally, and in that course, nurtured a fruit orchard at Sreerumkathi village.
Farmers who grow vegetable saplings on floating seedbeds are hopeful of making good profits this year following two years of strife amid the Covid-19 pandemic, when there was a serious dearth in wholesale buyers due to restrictions on public movement.