agricultural development

‘Loan at 4% interest for producers of non-major food grains’

State Minister for Rural Development and Co-operatives Division Shawpan Bhattacharjee tells parliament that farmers will be able to get loan at 4 per cent interest for producing non-major food grains.

June 5, 2020
June 5, 2020

Tech overhaul to lead Bangladesh’s agriculture to the future

The current coronavirus pandemic has created giant seismic shifts in our day-to-day living and has presented us with a new set of challenges.

June 27, 2019
June 27, 2019

‘Loan at 4% interest for producers of non-major food grains’

State Minister for Rural Development and Co-operatives Division Shawpan Bhattacharjee tells parliament that farmers will be able to get loan at 4 per cent interest for producing non-major food grains.

March 2, 2019
March 2, 2019

2,500-year-old crop seeds discovered

Archaeologists have found crop seeds as old as 2,500 years in Bogura's Mahasthangarh.

February 1, 2016
February 1, 2016

Smart agriculture with smart technology

Unlike many other sub-continental countries, one of the major limitations in designing ICT based services for the rural farmers in Bangladesh is the low literacy and technology adverseness.

January 9, 2016
January 9, 2016

A culture of disdain for farmers

Most farmers in this country are cash-strapped but they are not by any means unsuccessful or less civilised than the rest of the community.

January 3, 2016
January 3, 2016

PM for changing marginalised people’s fate

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stresses changing the fate of marginal people for the country’s overall socio-economic development.

June 20, 2015
June 20, 2015

Cutting interest rate on savings will affect all: Matia

Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury sharply criticizes finance minister AMA Muhith for proposing to cut the interest rate on all saving certificates in the proposed budget for 2015-16 fiscal.

March 19, 2015
March 19, 2015

Solar pumps -- the way forward

IT is interesting to see farmers living in a village that has no access to electricity come up with an innovative solution to their irrigation woes.