Flood-hit farmers get concentrate feed
GAIBANDHA, Dec 4: A total of 800 flood-hit farmers in Sadar Upazila of the district got concentrate feed and deworming tablets for their cattle from the Livestock Department on Tuesday.
In this connection, District Livestock Office organised a feed and deworming tablet distribution function on its premises with Deputy Commissioner (DC) Abdul Matin in the chair.
Whip of the Jatiya Sangsad and local lawmaker Mahabub Ara Begum Gini addressed the function as chief guest while Police Super Towhidul Islam and Upazila Chairman Shah Sarwar Kabir were present at the event as special guests.
Earlier, District Livestock Officer Dr Mohammed Abdus Samad delivered a welcome speech and said the concentrate feed is being distributed to the flood-hit farmers of the upazila under a project funded by FAO-ECTAD.
Whip Mahabub Ara Begum Gini, in her speech, said the government has taken up a plan to construct Mujib Kella in the district as elsewhere of the country on the bank of the rivers so that the flood victims along with their cattle and poultry can take shelter there during the flood.
She also urged the farmers to rear cow, goat, sheep, chicken and duck at larger scale to the meet the demand of nutrition of the country, and change their socio-economic condition gradually to help the government turn Bangladesh into a middle income country by 2021 and a developed one by 2041. The whip also asked the field level officers and the staff to be more serious and professional in providing their services to the farmers so that they can rear the cattle and poultry in hygienic way.
DC Abdul Matin in his concluding speeches thanked the FAO and ECTAD for standing beside the flood-hit farmers with concentrate feed to make the cattle healthy.
Later, Whip Mahabub Ara Begum Gini formally inaugurated the concentrate feed distribution activity to the farmers as chief guest. Each of the farmers received 75 kg of concentrate feed and 12 deworming tablets for their cattle.