Thousands overcome poverty in remote Narsingdi char unions

Thousands overcome poverty in remote Narsingdi char unions

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Thousands of extremely poor people living in 12 remote char unions of Sadar and Raipura upazilas of Narsingdi district have successfully overcome poverty through various income generating activities.Sources concerned said most of the people in the areas have been able to change their fates through farming groundnut, sweet potato and various vegetables in the vast tracts of sandy barren char lands in the basins of the rivers Meghna and Arial Khan.
Besides, a good number of poor people living in the char villages of the district have also achieved self-reliance through rearing livestock on the char lands and fish farming and duck rearing in the rivers.The local Agriculture Extension Department provided training to the farmers on the cultivation of groundnut, sweet potato and various vegetables side by side with supplying improved seeds and pesticides free of cost.Now the people of char villages are leading a completely changed life with achieving hygienic sanitation and access to pure drinking water, reduction of malnutrition of children, women and pregnant women. The children of the areas are now going to schools and madrasas regularly.Deputy Director of Department of Agriculture Extension, Narsingdi Lotafat Hossain told BSS that the groundnut, sweet potato and vegetables farming has brought about a revolutionary change in the char villages of the district.BSS, Narsingdi

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