Croplands declining as farmers digging ponds for fish production in Natore

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Cropland is decreasing at an alarming rate in Natore as farmers have been digging pond on their agricultural land for fish farming to earn more profit. Agricultural land in the district has reduced by about 8,437 hectares in the last eight years, said Subrata Kumar Sarker, deputy director of Natore Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE). […]

Ponds eating up crop fields

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

A farmer in Rajshahi’s Paba upazila, Motahar Hossain sees his land waterlogged most part of the year — preventing him from cultivating paddy with water even encroaching into his home. This, however, is not a result of climate change or seasonal flooding. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. In Rajshahi […]

Preserve, revive, restore: Indian ponds spring back to life

A woman collects water chestnuts, locally known as

Working together, local people pulled out trash and invasive species, replanted native plants and restored the pond’s natural water flow. “We thought we will just clean the pond that my aunt, an artist, loved gazing at and sketching,” said Sharada Kerkar, a 28-year-old member of citizen’s group CatcH2o. “It was meant to be a very […]