Although the cultivation of cotton is on rising as growers look to meet a portion of local demand and reduce dependence on imports, growers are unsatisfied with the low prices of the white fibre on the domestic market.
A troubling trend is taking root in the northern region of the country, particularly in districts like Rangpur and Lalmonirhat.
Dahagram, which used to be a Bangladeshi enclave inside Indian territory, was turned into a union parishad after exchange of enclaves between the two countries in 2015.
A rare paddy variety, which is cultivated in the remote shoals of Brahmaputra basin under Kurigram district, is slowly but surely making its marks in the country’s rice market.
Ratna Akhter, a 15-year-old student of grade nine, previously used kerosene lamps when studying at home in Ghughumari, a remote char in northern Bangladesh with about 2,300 inhabitants.
In the remote villages of Kantapara, Jhaukuti, Char Gorakmandal, Paschim Phulmati, Jamakuti, and Kalabagan, nestled along the Baromasia river in Kurigram’s Phulbari, stands a 40-foot-long bamboo bridge that has become the lifeline for over 10,000 residents.
Braving the bitter morning cold, Majibur Rahman went to his field in Chinatuli char on Teesta river in Lalmonirhat Sadar upazila’s Rajpur union.
Dense fog and low temperatures are disrupting agricultural work across the northern districts of Kurigram and Lalmonirhat as a cold wave persists in the region.