Govt mulling mechanization to boost jute production

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Before being crushed to powder, dried jute sticks are burned at a certain temperature in special furnaces to achieve jute stick charcoal powder Dhaka Tribune Govt aims to bring in jute fibre threshing machines by April next year The prospect of mechanization is giving new hope to the country’s jute industry, experts have said. The […]

Farmers in Odisha continue to be the poorest: Govt surveys

Farmers in Odisha continue to be the poorest: Govt surveys

Despite a separate budget for agriculture from 2012-13 and around ₹9,000 crore cash assistance to millions of farmers under the Kalia scheme since January 2019, farmers in Odisha continue to be the poorest in the country, two surveys conducted by the Centre have found. The All-India Debt & Investment Survey, 2019, conducted between January and […]

Suhrawardy Udyan – Govt can implement project protecting environment: HC

The article 18A of the constitution and the spirit of the 2009 High Court verdict must be maintained in implementing the construction project. HC bench The High Court yesterday observed that the government can implement construction project in Suhrawardy Udyan, protecting the environment and historical elements. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google […]

Govt seeks duty-free access of 137 products in Saudi market

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Salman F Rahman, the prime minister’s private industry and investment adviser, has urged the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to grant 137 Bangladeshi products duty-free access to its market. Rahman made this request on Saturday during a virtual meeting with Majid bin Abdullah Al Qasabi, the minister for commerce and investment of Saudi Arabia. For all […]

Govt mulls new citizens’ database

The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics is going to develop what officials said would be an extensive and comprehensive identity database containing demographic and biometric particulars of every resident of the country. The BBS will collect the data to develop the National Population Register (NPR) where demographic and biometric data will be stored permanently. For all […]

No more caretaker govt in Bangladesh: Minister

No more caretaker govt in Bangladesh: Minister

Agriculture Minister Dr M Abdur Razzak on Saturday said there will be no more caretaker or polls-time neutral government in Bangladesh to oversee national elections.  “As per the constitution, a fair and neutral election will be held in the country through the Election Commission under a government elected by people,” he said. Speaking at a […]

‘Govt encourages climate-friendly alternative technologies’

FE ONLINE REPORT | Published: September 16, 2021 19:51:06 | Updated: September 16, 2021 21:26:04 The government is encouraging climate-friendly alternative technologies in the hydro chlorofluorocarbon Phase-out Management Plan Stage-2 to protect the ozone layer. The implementation of the Stage-2 project will enable air conditioners, produced in Bangladesh, to be exported abroad. Environment, Forest and […]

Define Nijhum Dwip forest in six months, HC orders govt

Define Nijhum Dwip forest in six months, HC orders govt

The High Court has asked the government to clearly define within six months the border of the reserved forest of Nijhum Dwip in Noakhali district. A division bench of Justice Mojibur Rahman Mia and Md Kamrul Hossain Molla Tuesday directed the director general of the land records and surveys department, and the secretary and the […]

Govt to provide houses for all climate change affected people: Environment minister

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister, Md Shahab Uddin, today said that the government is sincerely working to accommodate all the people affected by climate change by providing the required number of houses for them. “The present government under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is sincerely working to address various risks related to […]

Govt seeks 12-year duty-free access to EU

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi is hopeful that the European Union will continue its trade benefit for Bangladesh for 12 years after the country’s graduation from the grouping of the least-developed countries (LDCs). Bangladesh is set to leave the LDC group to become a developing nation in 2026. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s […]