Agriculture

2 farmers killed in Pirojpur lightning

  

Pns: Two farmers were killed by lightning strike at Ataurkhali village in Bhandaria upazila on Tuesday morning. The deceased were identified as Jahangir Hossain, 30, son of Moyenuddin Khan and Nasiruddin Hawlader, 32, son of Abdus Sattar of the village.Kamruzzaman Talukder, officer-in-charge of Bhandaria Police Station, said that the lightning struck them while they were working in their paddy field around 10.30 am, leaving duo dead on the spot.PNS/Tamanna Khan

Can we get there by 2030?

  

Pns: The title of this essay may raise a few eyebrows in Bangladesh. Bangladesh has already embraced the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and there is no doubt that the government and civil society are marching ahead to reach the various targets. However, like all long marches, this journey too has many milestones, and possibly detours and roadblocks on the way; so it is imperative that all systems be checked periodically and mid-course corrections be made accordingly. And last, but not...

Big blow to Boro

  

Pns: For the first time in recent years, Bangladesh is set to experience a less productive rice season owing to a huge loss of Boro crops.Back-to-back disasters -- flashfloods, intense rainfall and fungal disease blast attacks -- have come as a blow to Boro, the biggest of the country's three rice seasons. The other two seasons are Aus and Aman.Following the first strike of flashflood in Sunamganj and few other adjoining haor-rich districts, the Department of Agricultural Extension...

90pc agriculture loan disbursed in 9 months

  

Pns: All specialized, state-owned and private commercial banks, including foreign commercial banks operating in the country, have already disbursed 90.09 percent agriculture and non-farm rural credit in past nine months from July 2016 to March 2017. The schedule banks have already disbursed a total of Taka 15,810.42 crore till March while the target is Taka 17,550 crore for the current fiscal 2016-17, BSS quoted BB sources as saying.Foreign and private commercial banks have shown...

Bumper groundnut output likely in Rangpur

  

PNS: An all-time record groundnut production is likely in Rangpur agriculture region as the farmers have exceeded the fixed farming target of the cash crop by 15.40 per cent during the current Rabi season.According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) sources, a target of producing 4,883 tonnes of groundnut from 3,078 hectares of land has been fixed for all five districts under the agriculture region this season."The enthusiastic farmers, however, have cultivated...

Govt to import 3.60 lakh tons MOP fertilizer

  

PNS News : Government is set to import a total of 3.60 lakh tons of Muriate of Potash (MoP) fertilizer from Belarus and Russia, in accordance with the state to state agreement with the countries. A total of one thousand and 130 crore BDT (Bangladeshi Taka) will be spent for the import. The approval came in a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Purchase, on Wednesday.PNS News/ Saieduzzaman/ Hasib

Govt will distribute about 422.4 tonnes of high-yielding jute seeds

  

PNS News : The government will distribute about 422.4 tonnes of high-yielding jute seeds among two lakh farmers in 44 districts this season.Two new high-yielding jute varieties — O-9897 and O-72 — innovated by Bangladesh Jute Research Institute will be distributed among farmers under the ‘High-Yielding Jute and Jute Seed Production and Jute Retting Development Project’ of Textile and Jute Ministry.A total of 2,112 kilograms of jute seeds has already been allocated for 1000 farmers in...

Farmers showing interests on net house farming method

  

PNS News Rajshahi : Farmers of the region are seen showing much interested to seed-potato farming in net house method for multiplying the tissue-culture based seed-potato successfully.Number and acreage of the modern farming method has been enhanced significantly for the last couple of years due to its better output.Abu Hena Mostofa Kamal, a commercial farmer of Mollikpur village under Paba upazila, has transplanted 4,000 plantlets while Mustafiz of Ghipara village 2,000 plantlets...

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