Sunday, July 5, 2020 | ePaper

960 flood-hit farmers get free agri inputs in Gaibandha

  • Print
BSS, Gaibandha :
A total of 960 flood affected small and marginal farmers of Sundarganj upazila in the district got high quality mustard seed and fertilizers free of cost under government's agri incentive programme.
Upazila agriculture office distributed the agri inputs to them to recoup the losses of crops caused by recent floods.
Each of the farmers received one kg of mustard seed, 20-kg of Di-ammonium Phosphate (DAP) and 10-kg of Muriate of Potash (MoP).
A simple function was held on the premises of Farmers' Training Centre of the upazila town on Saturday afternoon on the occasion.
Local lawmaker Barrister Shameem Haider Patwary, upazila chairman M. Ashraful Alam Sarker Lebu, assistant commissioner (Land) Russel Miah, and officer-in-charge of Sundarganj Police Station SM Abdus Sobhan were present.
The lawmaker in his speeches said the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been working relentlessly for overall development of the farmers since 2009. The government stood by the flood affected small and marginal farmers of the upazila with crop seed and chemical fertilizer to help them to recoup losses caused by natural calamity.
He also urged the farmers to sow the seed on the suitable land during the current Robi season and nurture the crop field properly like their own children to get desired output.
Later, the farmers were provided with agri inputs. Upazila level officials, local public representatives and journalists were present on the occasion.
Coordinated approach underscored to attain SDGs:  Speakers in a function here  on Wednesday underscored the need for achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 20130 declared by UNDP to build a happy and prosperous country.
"The stakeholders of the society will have come to forward with the positive attitude and coordinated way to attain the SDGs because it is not possible to implement the SDGs only for the government", they said.
They made the comments while addressing a function on the formation of district network to achieve SDGs at the conference room of SKS Inn at Radhakrishnapur area under Sadar upazila in the district on Wednesday.
SKS Foundation, a local NGO, arranged the function under the project of enhancing the participation of community based organizations (CBOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) democratic governance in Bangladesh funded by European Union in cooperation with Centre for Public Dialogue and Oxfam.
Vice principal of Gaibandha Government College Professor Khalilur Rahman, professor Mohammad Ali, civil society member Chuni Islam, social worker Modasseruzzaman Milu and journalist Sarker M. Shahiduzzaman addressed the meeting, among others.
Earlier, a power point presentation on the subject and the activities of the district network was made by project coordinator Baharam Khan.
Around 60 members of CBOs, representatives of CSOs and mass media men participated in the function.

More News For this Category

RANGPUR: An all-time record production of potato is likely in five districts of Rangpur agricultural region where harvesting the crop is nearing completion during the current Robi season.

Corona situation in dists 3206 expatriates in home quarantine in Chandpur, Benapole, Rangpur

Chandpur  Correspondent :Two expatriates  were  fined  and 181 returnees were  ordered to stay in Home Quarantine in  15 Wards in Chandpur Municipal areas. DC Mazedur Rahman Khan and Chandpur Municipal

Man sentenced to death for raping, burning girl

Manikganj Correspondent  :A court here on Wednesday sentenced a man to death for setting a teenage girl on fire after raping her in Daulatpur upazila in 2018.The convict, Shahadat Hossain

BETAGI(Barguna): Dr Abdullah, Upazila Lifestoke Officer  and Md Ahsan Habib, UNO  handing over 12 sets of  Personal Protective Equipments(PPE) to Dr Tang Mong, Upazila Health and Family Planning Officer for doctors of Betagi Upazila Health Complex on Tuesday.

BETAGI(Barguna): Dr Abdullah, Upazila Lifestoke Officer and Md Ahsan Habib, UNO handing over 12 sets of Personal Protective Equipments(PPE) to Dr Tang Mong, Upazila Health and Family Planning Officer for doctors of Betagi Upazila Health Complex on Tuesday.

MADHUKHALI (Faridpur): Leaders of Maclhukhlai Press Club distributing leaflets on  coronavirus awareness on Tuesday.

MADHUKHALI (Faridpur): Leaders of Maclhukhlai Press Club distributing leaflets on coronavirus awareness on Tuesday.

FULBARIA (Mymensingh): Police distributing masks among the local people at Poura Sadar Upazila on Tuesday.

BANARIPARA (Barishal): Locals brought out a procession protesting assault of Imam Hafez  Mohammad Ismail of Gava Pesharkar Bari Jaam-e- Mosque at Banaripara on Tuesday.

BANARIPARA (Barishal): Locals brought out a procession protesting assault of Imam Hafez Mohammad Ismail of Gava Pesharkar Bari Jaam-e- Mosque at Banaripara on Tuesday.

JAMALPUR: Influentials cut down trees of Roads and Highways Department at Sarishabari in the district. This snap was taken on Tuesday.

JAMALPUR: Influentials cut down trees of Roads and Highways Department at Sarishabari in the district. This snap was taken on Tuesday.

Body recovered from Barishal city pond

Barishal Correspondent :Floating dead body of Hanif Haoladar, 38, a steel furniture making workshop worker, has been recovered from a psciculture pond at Sona Miar Pol near Nasir Model Town

Fire injures 30 people in Rajshahi

BSS, Rajshahi :At least 30 people sustained injuries when a fire broke out in a petrol shop at Monigram Bazar in Bagha upazila of the district yesterday.Mosharraf Hossain, centre-in-charge of