April 15, 2021


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1 killed, 10 injured in bus-autorickshaw collision in Mahadevpur

One person was killed in a head-on collision between a passenger minibus and an autorickshaw at Mahadevpur in Naogaon; At least 10 people were injured. The accident took place at 2:20 pm on Sunday in the Jiabazar area of ​​the Mahadevpur-Nazipur regional highway. The deceased was identified as Shariful Islam, 32. He is the son of Moslem Uddin of Bishnupur village in Enayetpur union of the upazila.

According to eyewitnesses and police sources, an autorickshaw collided with a Naogaon-bound passenger bus from Nazipur. The autorickshaw overturned and the bus lost control and hit a tree on the side of the road. With the help of locals, 11 injured people were rescued and admitted to Mahadevpur Upazila Health Complex.

As the condition of four of them is critical, the doctors on duty transferred them to Rajshahi Medical College (RAMEC) Hospital and one to Naogaon Medical College Hospital for better treatment. Shariful Islam died on the way there. The other six are safe. Officer-in-charge (OC) of Mahadevpur Police Station Azam Uddin Mahmud confirmed the incident.

Zayadi / S

Farmers are dreaming of making a profit by planting onion seeds in Naogaon. Their interest in seed cultivation has increased this time as they got better prices last year.

Due to non-availability of Deputy Assistant Agriculture Officers in the area, the farmers are incurring additional costs as they have taken the advice of the representatives of various pesticide companies. However, they think that they will go further if they get the advice of the agriculture office.

According to the District Agriculture Extension Department, onion seeds have been planted in 14.73 hectares of land in the district this year. In Manda, seeds have been planted in 10 hectares of land.

Shiata, Gangarampur, Chakuli, Kashopara and Satbaria of the upazila have been planted more seeds. When planted in the month of Agrahayan, the crop rises in the month of Chaitra. One to one and a half kg of seeds are available in each wood.

Last year, seeds were sold at Rs 4,000 to Rs 5,000 per kg. Where it was sold three years ago, from two and a half thousand rupees to three thousand rupees. Before onion seeds, farmers used to cultivate jute, maize and vegetables.

Afshar Ali, a farmer from Gangarampur village in the upazila, said he has been planting onion seeds for the last two years. He used to cultivate maize in that land. This year he has planted onion seeds in two bighas of land. It costs about 50-60 thousand rupees per bigha. Last year, one kg of onion seeds sold for Rs 5,000 to Rs 5,000 per kg. Onion prices are rising this year. I hope I can sell the seeds at a good price this time.

Abu Bakkar Mollah, a farmer from Shiata village, said he has been planting onion seeds on one bigha 16 katha of land for the last two years. Last year where the seeds were about 48 kg.

I sold seeds for 1 lakh 46 thousand rupees. No other crop has made such a profit. Such is the toil; The same profit can be made. He is dreaming of profit this year.

Amjad Hossain, a farmer from Gangarampur village, said he has been planting seeds on two bighas of land for the past few years. I have been able to sell seeds at higher prices for the last two years due to the high price of onions.

Deputy Assistant Agriculture Officers are not seen in our area. Since they are not available, the people of the pesticide company have to be consulted. They prescribe their company medicine.

Golam Rabbani, an entrepreneur from Chakuli village, said, “Our village is a remote area of ​​the upazila. If there is any problem in the crop, they have to solve it by their own efforts.

It goes without saying that Deputy Assistant Agriculture Officers are not available at the field level. We educated people may be able to get advice by phone. But the real farmers are reluctant to get them. The farmers could take advice when the sub-assistant agricultural officers went to the villages.

“We are deceived when we consult the representatives of the pesticide companies,” he said. Because they will prescribe their company’s medicine in their own interest. We would have benefited from the advice of the agriculture office and the cost would have been much lower.

Manda Upazila Agriculture Officer deleted. Shaila Sharmin said onion seeds have been planted in about 10 hectares of land in the upazila. The allegation that Deputy Agriculture Officers do not visit the area is not correct. However, if the farmers contact them on mobile, they must provide comprehensive advice. In addition, the pesticide shops have been asked to give the number of sub-assistant agricultural officers. Farmers can take advice on overall issues.

Zayadi / SI