Fishing trawlers getting poor catch from Bay

Fishing trawlers getting poor catch from Bay

Our Correspondent, Bagerhat Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:00 AM Some of the hilsa on sale at KB Bazar in Bagerhat. The photo was taken recently. Photo: Partha Chakrabortty “> Some of the hilsa on sale at KB Bazar in Bagerhat. The photo was taken recently. Photo: Partha Chakrabortty Southern region’s largest fish market and fishing […]

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 […]

Hakaluki haor’s fishermen face hard days for poor rainfall

OUR CORRESPONDENT | Published: July 20, 2021 14:11:14 SYLHET: The well-known marshland ‘Hakaluki haor’ is almost waterless during this monsoon, unlike other years due to lesser amount of rains. Amid water shortage, the traditional fishermen of the neighbouring areas are not getting desired fish from the vast waterbody. Even on a whole day fishing, they […]

India’s poor can’t afford to beat the heat

India's poor can't afford to beat the heat

In this file photo taken on July 4, 2021, a boy cools off with a swim in a canal on a hot summer day in Sri Ganganagar in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan. Beating the merciless heat is hard in the Indian desert city of Sri Ganganagar, a reality facing millions across the vast […]

Master plan for Delhi dreams big but may bypass poor

People shop at a crowded wholesale vegetable market after authorities eased coronavirus restrictions, following a drop in the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, in the old quarters of Delhi, India, June 23, 2021. REUTERS/FILE

The draft Delhi Master Plan 2041, open for public feedback until July 24, aims to cater for a population of about 29 million – up from 19 million now – with better public transport and mobility, wider housing options and more green space. But the draft ignores deeply-held concerns over fair land use, lacks affordable […]

Char lands in Tangail make poor farmers self-reliant

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

OUR CORRESPONDENT | Published: June 27, 2021 10:09:24 | Updated: June 27, 2021 20:33:40 A few upazilas of Tangail district are surrounded by the Jamuna and Dhaleshwari rivers. Once the Jamuna and Dhaleshwari rivers were mighty. At present, many sandy chars have emerged on the rivers. The chars remained fallow for many years. But now […]

Study: 95% of Dhaka’s urban poor buy fresh food from kitchen markets

Study: 95% of Dhaka's urban poor buy fresh food from kitchen markets

These fresh food markets are a key resource in the effort to increase nutritious eating and fight food insecurity A recent study by the Food and Agriculture of the United Nations (FAO) found that 95 % of the urban poor in Dhaka purchase most fresh food from kitchen markets. These fresh food markets are a […]

Khulna sees poor rainfall in two decades

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

The Khulna region has not seen any rainfall in the last seven months. In some areas, not a drop of rain has fallen. Boro and watermelon fields lie scorched due to the drought and glaring summer sun, leaving farmers depressed about yields. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. Thousands of […]

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, […]