JP chairman Ershad Visit
Sylhet on Oct 1
Former President, Jatiya Party (JP) chairman Alhajj HM Ershad is set to visit Sylhet on 1 October. He will start his election campaigns after visiting the shrine of Hazrat Shahjalal (R) in Sylhet on October 1.
Arches were erected while banners, festoons and billboards welcoming the JP chairman have been placed in different areas in Sylhet City and District.
Sylhet zila JP convener Abdullah Siddiki told that all-out preparations have already been taken. People from all strata including all JP leader of Sylhet are waiting to welcome Jatiya Party (JP) chairman HM Ershad in the city, he added.
ACC arrests 3 bank
officials in Sylhet
The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) today arrested three bank officials from Sylhet over embezzling money of overseas customer.
On Wednesday they were arrested by ACC and sent to Kotowali Police Station.
ACC deputy director Reba Halder of its Sylhet zila office arrested former vice president of City Bank Limited Md Mujibur Rahman (branch manager of the bank’s Zindabazar branch), cash-in charge of the branch Md Giasuddin and its former customer services officer Sajjadur Rahman from Sylhet, On Wednesday, Reba Halder filed a case against them with Kotwali (Sylhet) Police Station for allegedly swindling out Tk 20 lakh from the Zindabazar branch of City Bank.
Aus paddy output runs short
of target in Sylhet region
Sylhet region couldn’t reach its target of Aus paddy production this year, farmers and officials informed. As the farmers had completed harvest of the Aus paddy just a week ago, the yield has been estimated to be a total of 0.31 million tonnes of rice. However, the target had been set at 0.33 million tonnes.
DAE Deputy Director Dr Mamun Ur Rashid said. The division’s production include, 0.11 million tonnes in Sylhet, 0.10 million tonnes in Moulvibazar, 88,243 tonnes in Habiganj and 14,259 tonnes in Sunamganj. The yield was however good as there had been a favourable weather with well distribution of rains during the season, But, the farmers couldn’t achieve their target mainly due to foul weather on times in many areas and excessive rains, a number of farmers said.
Against the last year’s 0.13 million hectares of land, the current season’s Aus paddy cultivation was on 0.13 million hectares of land while the previously-set target had been 0.13 million hectares.
As the flash floods had damaged some crop in parts of Sylhet and Sunamganj districts, the division’s target of yield remained a little behind, farmers said. The total cultivated area includes 47,415 hectares in Sylhet, 43,597 hectares in Moulvibazar and 39,930 hectares in Habiganj district while 6687 hectares were cultivated in Sunamganj district.
Of the total 0.13 million hectares were under the different high yielding varieties and the local varieties were cultivated on 3,493 hectares, the official added, on the other hand, hybrid varieties of Aus were cultivated on 100 hectares in Moulvibazar district only.
Under the targeted programme, 0.33 million tonnes of rice is expected to be produced in the division against the last year’s 0.34 million tonnes.
On the other hand, 25,700 selected farmers in 234 unions in 28 upazilas of Sylhet, Moulvibazar and Habiganj districts were covered under incentive programme. They were supplied with HYV seeds and fertilisers and other expenses for farming worth totaling Tk 34.5 million in incentives.
Moreover, 2700 farmers were supplied with Nerika variety seeds and 40 kgs of ferilisers for one bigha land each free of cost. The Nerika paddy farming incentive programme had cost another Tk 5.2 million.