Bangladesh: Mangoes in Rajshahi Belt give good yield, but growers complain about prices

Bangladesh: Mangoes in Rajshahi Belt give good yield, but growers complain about prices

A drought without incessant rains or severe storms has been a positive for four mango-producing districts in Bangladesh’ Rajshahi division, but the region’s farmers are yet to see good fortune.  Mango trees on 83,673 hectares of land in Natore, Naogaon, Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj are expected to yield 852,000 tons of mangoes this year. According to […]

Initiatives taken to give loans to farmers to buy agricultural machinery: Razzaque

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The government is taking initiatives to provide loans to farmers to buy agricultural machinery, Agriculture Minister Mohammad Abdur Razzaque said today. The minister said various agricultural equipment, including combined harvesters and reapers, are being given to farmers with 50-60 per cent subsidy in different regions. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News […]

Give cash to poor to boost consumption

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

The government should provide cash support to the poor and the low-income groups to protect their consumption and boost domestic demand as the socio-economic impact of the pandemic will linger for them, said the Citizen’s Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh yesterday.    A substantive cash transfer to disadvantaged communities, liquidity flow to micro, small and medium enterprises, […]

Pandemic Assistance: PM to give aid to 36 lakh families

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will provide financial assistance to some 36 lakh families who have been hit hard by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and recent natural disasters. The 36 families include 35 lakh low-income ones engaged in different occupations but hit hard by the current coronavirus situation and the rest one lakh are farmers affected […]

ADB to give Bangladesh $940m in aid to buy Covid vaccines

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Published: February 23, 2021 20:24:23 | Updated: February 24, 2021 08:36:17 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is likely to provide US$940 million as assistance to Bangladesh for procuring the Covid-19 vaccines. ADB Country Director in Bangladesh Manmohan Parkash said this when he met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganobhaban on Tuesday. The […]