Women from the low-income group crowd an OMS truck in Khulna city’s Dualatpur bus stand to purchase essentials at subsidised rates yesterday. With prices of commodities skyrocketing continuously, the number of people from poor families turning to the trucks is ever-increasing. They wait from morning till late afternoon to buy some rice at Tk 30 per kg.
PHOTO: HABIBUR RAHMAN
Sand-filling in a wetland, also considered a flood zone, goes on unabated in Khilgaon’s Nagdarpar area in the capital. Land grabbers have put up signs on water bodies and built structures there to develop housing settlements. Experts have warned that filling up marshlands would make the capital highly vulnerable to earthquake hazards and other natural disasters, while Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on numerous occasions urged that lowlands and flood zones be kept safe. However, her request seems to have fallen on deaf ears. The photo was taken yesterday. PHOTO: ANISUR RAHMAN