Incentivize green industries through legal framework, say experts

Although several policies have been identified by independent experts, no legal framework exists that enforces the implementation of an ecosystem which empowers a greener trajectory, they say For a greener and sustainable economy, Bangladesh needs to implement a legal policy framework that not only incentivizes greener industries, but also discourages environmental degradation and holds stakeholders […]

Experts suggest job-based social shield expansion

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

FE REPORT | Published: June 13, 2021 08:57:57 | Updated: June 13, 2021 11:50:20 Experts have suggested expanding employment-based social protection in the national budget in tandem with fast vaccination to combat the pandemic-induced crises. Alongside health infrastructure development, they said agriculture should be a core focus for food security and coping with economic losses […]

Experts seek more allocation on health, environment in FY22 budget

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

FE ONLINE REPORT | Published: June 10, 2021 20:19:38 More allocation is needed in the health and environment sectors in the proposed budget as the crisis is deepening in the health sector while Bangladesh is largely vulnerable to climate change, experts observed. They also said that the country needs to change its focus from a […]

Experts bat for crop calendar in Kuttanad

Experts bat for crop calendar in Kuttanad

Alternative farming techniques to cope with changing climate conditions highlighted With recurring natural disasters causing enormous losses to the agriculture sector and forcing several farmers in Kuttanad to abandon farming, experts have called for strict adherence to the crop calendar and adopting alternative farming techniques to cope with changing climate conditions. K.G. Padmakumar, Director, International […]

Experts for hiking prices of cigarette, tobacco products through specific taxation

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File photo of A rickshaw-puller smokes a cigarette on a Dhaka street on June 11, Thursday, 2020 Md Manik/Dhaka Tribune Speakers at a roundtable said their budget proposal would encourage 1.1 million adult smokers to quit, prevent premature deaths of 390,000 existing smokers and 400,000 youths To achieve a tobacco-free Bangladesh, the prices of cigarettes […]

Agro-based entrepreneurs getting support from US volunteer experts

Engagement of volunteer experts from USA with Bangladesh’s agro-based entrepreneurs has initiated USD 42,000 investments in improving food-safety in relevant industries since 2018. Access to market and gross sales of these entrepreneurs have also increased up to 15-20 percent. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. This exchange of knowledge and […]

Experts call for policy support, tax benefits to promote local automobile industry

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

FE Online Report | Published: April 18, 2021 16:21:26 | Updated: April 18, 2021 17:46:14 Experts and stakeholders have called for appropriate policy support, incentives and tax benefits as these can foster the local automobile industry. In this regard, Mr Rizwan Rahman, president of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) said at least 5-10 […]

Bangladesh should focus on climate finance, migration at Leaders’ Summit: experts

Bangladesh needs to focus on keeping the global temperature rise to 1.5 degree Celsius, climate funding, technology transfer, and rehabilitating the climate migrants, at the Leaders’ Summit on Climate to be held on April 22-23, said leading climate experts and policymakers today. At the same time, Bangladesh also needs to focus on the damages being […]

How ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ will boost agricultural productivity: Experts discuss at WEF summit

How 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' will boost agricultural productivity: Experts discuss at WEF summit

In a bid to boost agricultural productivity, several countries across the world are implementing Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies and digital solutions for smallholder farmers. Speaking at the Global Technology Governance Summit organised by the World Economic Forum, Jayesh Ranjan, Telangana principal secretary (Industries and Commerce), said the state was using 4IR technologies to double […]