Strangely enough, although the government is unable to meet power needs, it pays thousands of crores to government and private power plants as fixed charges or capacity charges every month with taxpayers’ money.
The government continues to help paddy farmers in a variety of ways to increase their output and, by extension, their profits, said Yusuf Rana Mondal, former additional director of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), Bogura region.
Thousands of farmers who lost their paddy this Boro season due to excessive waterlogging amid untimely rain and a labour crisis in the country’s northern region, including eastern Sylhet and Chalan Beel, are worried about the upcoming Aman season as many of them have lost their capital.
Zannatun Ferdous Mohua (24), a physically challenged student of Bogura Government Azizul Haque College, has become a successful e-commerce entrepreneur, by exporting several hand-made embroidery products to foreign countries.
Hundreds of maize farmers based in char areas of the Brahmaputra, Teesta and Jamuna rivers in Gaibandha are overjoyed to get bumper yields and good prices this year.
The Spices Research Centre (SRC) in Shibganj upazila of Bogura has released the first variety of cumin for commercial cultivation on February 22 in a bid to reduce Bangladesh’s import-dependence for the spice.
The Santal people whose houses in Gaibandha’s Gobindaganj were set on fire in 2016 are now facing homelessness again as they are among the nearly 1,500 families who might be evicted to make way for setting up an export processing zone.
A Bogura court yesterday sent three people, including a high schoolteacher, to jail in a case filed in connection with torturing a teenage baul and shaving his head in Bogura’s Shibganj upazila.