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Labour shortage hampers Boro harvest in Sylhet

SYLHET, Apr 20: The ongoing Boro harvest is being badly hampered due to the shortage of labourers. Farmers in many areas, however, expressed disappointment due to poor yield. It is hard to manage Tk 400 per day labour cost where the yield is poor, they said. "I am frustrated with...

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Wheat harvest nears end in Joypurhat

tJOYPURHAT, Apr 20: Wheat harvest is nearing completion in the district.Deputy director of DAE Shudhindranath Roy said farmers are happy as they achieved an abundant yield.The newly-harvested wheat is also selling at a high rate in the local market, the official said, adding, the DAE provided threshing machines to the...

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Illegal sand lifting puts Atrai embankment at risk

NAOGAON, Apr 20: The flood control embankment adjacent to the Atrai river in Maheshbathan area under Mohadevpur upazila of the district is at great risk due to illegal lifting of sand. A section of influential people of the area have long been using dredgers to lift sand from the river....

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Mango farmers in Rangpur region expect high profit this season

RANGPUR, Apr 20 (BSS): Farmers and officials of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) are expecting bumper mango output following smooth formation of the tender fruits in Rangpur agriculture region this season.The process of tender mango formation continues smoothly predicting bumper production of the most popular fruits this season.The DAE...

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Solar irrigation brings new dimension to agriculture

BOGURA, Apr 20: Solar power pump irrigation has brought a new dimension to agriculture sector across the district during the current Boro season.Reduction the pressure on underground water and proper use of surface water in the drought-prone areas are the main reasons for the initiative.More than 260 hectares of Boro...

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200 entrepreneurs in Khulna living a better life

KHULNA, Apr 20 (BSS): Entrepreneurs of 68 unions under nine upazilas in the district are providing digital services to around 5.0 million people through Union Digital Centre (UDC).Over 200 entrepreneurs, including women, are now having better life through UDC after receiving training and government assistance."Though encouraged by my father, I...

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Bumper Boro yield likely in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA, Apr 20 (BSS): Farmers of all the seven upazilas in the district are expecting a bumper production of Boro paddy, a high value crop, during the current Boro season.Office sources said the department has set a target to bring a total of 1,30,345 hectares of land under the Boro...

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203 govt pry schools get multimedia projectors in Nilphamari district

The Directorate of Primary Education distributed multimedia projectors with sound systems among 203 government primary schools (GPSs) of Kishoreganj and Syedpur upazilas in Nilphamari recently, reports BSS.Officials said the digital equipment were distributed under the Fourth Primary Education Development Programme to launch academic activities in multimedia classrooms in these primary...

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