Most NGOs, govt orgs fail to distribute incentives despite cry for SME loans

Most NGOs, govt orgs fail to distribute incentives despite cry for SME loans

Highlights: Tk293.37 crore out of Tk570 crore incentives remained undistributed in FY21 Only SME Foundation, BSCIC fully disbursed incentives Prolonged office closures in lockdown blamed for not distributing funds   Most NGOs, government and semi-government institutions, who are responsible for distributing loans,  have failed to disburse incentive funds announced by the government for Cottage, micro, small […]

IFAD: Food systems that ignore needs of poor are doomed to fail

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In this file photo taken on October 30, 2018 President of The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Gilbert Houngbo poses at IFAD headquarters in Rome AFP It urges leaders to acknowledge the inequity of food systems Attempts to create more equitable and sustainable food systems are doomed to fail if they ignore the challenges […]

Stimulus For Small Businesses, Farmers: Public agencies fail to disburse whole fund

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Government and semi-government agencies failed to disburse the entire Tk 570 crore earmarked for the pandemic-hit small traders, entrepreneurs and farmers for the last fiscal year under a stimulus package. The agencies that haven’t been able to start the disbursement or have done it partially blamed the worsening pandemic situation, lack of bank accounts among […]

Indian govt, farmers fail to break impasse on farm laws

Indian govt, farmers fail to break impasse on farm laws

Farmers protesting against newly passed agricultural reforms try to remove police barricades on a national highway at Dharuhera, in the northern state of Haryana, India, January 3, 2021 Reuters Tens of thousands of farmers have been camping out on roads around the capital, New Delhi, for 40 days The Indian government on Monday refused to […]

UK readies navy to protect fishing if Brexit talks fail

British government Brexit information campaign advertisement is seen along the M25 near Westerham, in Kent on December 12, 2020 Reuters Four 80-metre vessels have been placed on standby to guard British waters Britain on Saturday readied armed Royal Navy ships to patrol its fishing waters if tempers flare after a “no-deal” Brexit as a make-or-break […]