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    Banks asked to halt loan recovery from farmers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:21pm on July 23, 2020

    The Bangladesh Bank on Thursday asked the country’s scheduled banks to suspend collection of farm loan instalments from farmers in 21 flood-hit districts. A BB...

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    Fresh flood warned in Bangladesh

    Emran Hossain with Rezaul Karim Manik in Lalmonirhat | Updated at 12:28am on July 21, 2020

    Farmers are being forced to sell their livestock flocks at throwaway prices in the 18 flood-affected districts bracing for further deterioration in the flood situation...

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    LSD infection worries cattle farmers ahead of Eid

    Rashad Ahamad with Rezaul Karim Manik in Lalmonirhat | Updated at 12:46am on July 15, 2020

    Lumpy skin disease in cattle, mostly cows, has grown worrisome for farmers across the country ahead of Eid-ul-Azha as the disease has already spread to...

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    Number of farmers’ bank account falls in Jan-Mar quarter

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:25am on July 14, 2020

    The number of bank accounts of farmers fell by 35,816 in the January-March period of the year 2020 due mainly to the banks’ decreased attention...

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    Farmers, traders yet to get loans 3 months after stimulus launch

    HM Murtuza with Rezaul Karim Manik in Lalmonirhat | Updated at 10:44pm on July 11, 2020

    Farmers, low-income group people and small-time traders are yet to get loans from the Tk 3,000 crore stimulus package that the central bank launched in...

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    AmCham launches financial aid scheme for 1,000 farmers in Siranganj

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:46pm on July 05, 2020

    The American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh on Sunday launched its financial support programme for 1,000 marginal farmers who were affected by the coronavirus pandemic...

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    Govt to procure paddy directly from farmers: Zakir

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:27am on June 28, 2020

    State minister for primary and mass education Md Zakir Hossain on Saturday said that the government was all set to procure paddy directly from farmers...

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    Banks’ farm loan disbursement plunges by 60pc in Apr-May

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 10:15pm on June 26, 2020

    Farm loan disbursement by the country’s banks dropped by 60 per cent or Tk 2,442.99 crore in April-May this year compared with the amount disbursed...

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    Boro procurement from farmers far from target

    Emran Hossain with Rezaul Karim Manik in Lalmonirhat | Updated at 12:24am on June 21, 2020

    The government is lagging far behind in procuring boro paddy from farmers with a tiny percentage of the target fulfilled because of, agricultural economists have...

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    Government to slap 5pc duty on onion import

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:38pm on June 11, 2020

    Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Thursday proposed to impose 5 per cent duty on the import of onion and to increase the duty rate...

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