Thursday, October 19, 2017 | ePaper

Govt starts promoting commercial sheep farming

  • Print
BSS, Rajshahi :
The government has started introducing commercial sheep farming to explore the vast opportunity of boosting woolen fiber and elevating rural livelihood and produce more meat and milk, which will also help meet the country's nutrition demand.
"We should develop commercial sheep rearing, which can help meet the nutrition demand besides providing valuable wool for expediting the huge opportunity of developing wool-based textile," State Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Narayan Chandra Chanda said while addressing a seminar here on Thursday as chief guest.
The state minister said quick economic growth of the region can be possible through proper uses and development of livestock resources. The government has planned to poverty reduction and self-employment through the best uses of enormous opportunities of the sector.
Fisheries and Livestock Ministry organized the seminar titled "Native Sheep Improvement, Boosting Sheep-based Products and its Market creation" held at Nanking Darbar Hall here. Improvement and Conservation of Native Sheep in Society-based and Commercial Farms Project supported the seminar.
Joint Secretary of the ministry Kazi Washuddin, Project Director Habibur Rahman and Divisional Deputy Directors Dr Rejaul Islam and Mahbubur Rahman addressed the meeting as special guests with Deputy Commissioner Helal Mahmud Sharif in the chair.
During his keynote presentation, Kolyan Kumar fouzder, Chief Scientific Officer, highlighted the aspects of substantial and sustainable promotion of sheep and its species development.
Project Director Habibur Rahman told the meeting that the scientists of DLS and the Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute (BLRI) have developed and produced different types of woolen fabrics and bed-sheet and suiting by using 30 per cent sheep wool, 30 per cent jute and 40 per cent cotton.
"Demand of these products is huge in local market that could be met by farming of sheep commercially," Rahman said.

More News For this Category

EBEK alleviating poverty of 60,000 rural families in Rangpur

BSS,  Rangpur :The "Ektee Bari, Ektee Khamar - One House, One Farm (EBEK)" project has been effectively eliminating poverty of over 60 thousand rural families to make them self-reliant in

Man found dead in Pabna

UNB, Pabna :A man was found dead in a water body at Khayersuti East Para in Sadar upazila on Wednesday.Local people spotted the body of Nuruzzaman Sheikh, son of Toyon

1000 unauthorized auto ply in Sylhet city

Sylhet Correspondent. :No registration Behind said a board write AFR. A huge no of auto run into Sylhet for a long time. some labour leader and police take profit by

Magura schoolgirl commits suicide

UNB, Magura :A schoolgirl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling of her house at Sajiara village in the district town on Wednesday.Ilias Hossain, officer-in-charge of Magura Police

Shamshan Dipali observed in Barisal

Barisal Correspondent :Hindu community members of Barisal on Wednesday night and early Thursday  observed Maha Shamshan Dipali at Maha Shamshan Ghat, and Dipabali and Diwali Utsav at their houses.This religious

Vegetables cultivation going on in full pace in Khulna

BSS,  Khulna :Famers of the district have brought a vast tract of land under the cultivation of winter vegetables at all the nine upzillas and different areas of Khulna city.According

Embankment demanded by locals in Nariya

Shariatpur Correspondent :People of all classes in Nariya of the district on Wednesday staged a day-long hunger strike to demand an embankment be built for their upazila to cope with

News In Brief

Expatriate electrocuted in Sylhet Sylhet Correspondent An expatriate man died from electrocution in Balaganj upazila on Wednesday evening.The deceased was identified as Anwar Hossain Sazzad, 38, son of Masuk Mia

MADHUKHALI (Faridpur): Four thousand meter nets were burnt at Noapara Union Sitaramp[ur area for catching mother hilsa from Madhumoti River on Tuesday. Md Monjur Hossain, Executive Magistrate led the mobile court.

.

BOGRA: District Administration and Public Health Engineering Department brought out a rally  marking the National Sanitation Month, October and the World Hand Washing Day on Monday.

BOGRA: District Administration and Public Health Engineering Department brought out a rally marking the National Sanitation Month, October and the World Hand Washing Day on Monday.

.