Crisis of hired farm labourers is hampering Boro harvest in many areas of the district.
Boro paddies grown by a large number of farmers in Bagerhat have been ruined after some politically influential locals released saline water into the fields for the sake of shrimp farming.
Price hikes despite the high yield of Boro rice totally unacceptable
This season’s boro harvesting is at the door. Yet, the price hike of rice continues.
In 2017, the shock was overwhelming for Chan Mia -- he lost all the Boro paddy grown on seven acres of land to flash floods. The next year, the paddy he cultivated on three acres was damaged. This time it was pest attack.