At least 25 out of 35 river routes in the Teesta river basin area under eight upazilas of Lalmonirhat and Kurigram have been closed due to a sharp decline in the water level during the ongoing dry season.
Nree Foundation, a voluntary organisation based in Sherpur, has been serving daily lunch to the unfed people since August last year to alleviate the impact of coronavirus pandemic. The programme titled “Food for the Hungry” has come as a respite for the destitute.
Saidpur upazila administration has been building new houses under Ashrayan-2 project allegedly occupying land belonging to martyred freedom fighter Solaiman Kha’s family at Laxsmanpur Charakpara village.
Cultivation of early varieties of watermelon on remote shoals in Rangabali upazila of Patuakhali has brought smiles to farmers. Land after land in Jahakmara and Char Kalagacchia areas is now full with the mellow fruits and the growers are also happy getting good prices.
Massive tobacco cultivation is going on in the proposed command area of Barendra Multipurpose Development Authority (BMDA) at Mahabbat Bazitpara village in Nilphamari Sadar upazila as BMDA is yet to activate full swing irrigation in the concerned project.