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Sylhet farmers to start Aus paddy farming

Aus paddy cultivation is now going to be started by the cultivators in the greater Sylhet. However, the DAE earlier revised the division’s target from 133,028 hectares to 1176,929 hectares for the season in a bid to recoup the loss ...

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BAPA-BEN emphasises sustainable dev policy for haors

Environmentalists have said that a sustainable development policy for the country’s haors is needed widely. “It is important to prepare a long lasting development goal for the haor areas,” said Dr. Abdul Matin, General Secretary of Bangladesh Paribesh Andolon (BAPA) ...

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Haor families to get 30 kg rice per month

The government, in the proposed budget for the fiscal year (FY) 2017-2018, has taken an emergency measure to provide 30 kilograms of rice per month to each of 3.30 lakh poor families affected by the flashfloods in haors. A special ...

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Jute cultivation target in Sylhet at nine bales a hectare

All the four districts of Sylhet division play vital role in ‘Golden Fiber’ cultivation for the country. Farming of this Cash Crop has been going on in full swing in the division. So far, 1719 hectares of land had been ...

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Water Resources Minister blames excessive rain for flash flood in haor areas

Water Resources Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud has blamed excessive rain for flash flood and damage of embankment in the haor areas instead of negligence of the officials of Water Development Board. In reply to lawmakers’ queries, the minister even said, ...

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Prime Minister will visit the Haor area tomorrow

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit the flood-ravaged Haor regions of Sunamganj tomorrow. Flash floods, triggered by several days of torrential rain, have inundated vast swathes of the north-eastern region and damaged Boro paddy, putting the livelihood of thousands of ...

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Farmers face Tk1,500cr loss due to flash flood in Sunamganj

The Haor famers of Sunamganj have incurred around Tk1500 crore losses as the flash flood damage the Boro paddy of 1,50,000 hectares. Flash flood has severely affected the low-lying areas of Sunamganj, Sylhet, Habiganj, Moulvibazar, Kishoreganj and Brahmanbaria districts as ...

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PM to visit flood-hit Sunamganj Haor areas on April 30

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit the flood-ravaged Haor regions of Sunamganj on April 30, the district’s deputy commissioner (DC) has said. DC Sheikh Rafiqul Islam said the prime minister’s itinerary had not been finalised yet. “We will hold a ...

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Ban on fishing in Sunamganj haors withdrawn

Sunamganj district administration has withdrawn its ban on fishing in the haors. The decision was taken at a meeting on Tuesday morning. Earlier, the district administration imposed a week‐long ban on fishing as huge fish died in the haors following ...

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Paknar Haor Dam breaches in Sunamganj, new areas inundated

New areas in Jamalganj upazila of Sunamganj District inundated after cracks appeared at different points on the embankment of Paknar Haor last night. All measures taken by locals to save the dam along the Paknar Haor failed due to excessive ...

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