Bangladesh Chhatra League Dinajpur district unit joined poor farmers in harvesting their paddy from the fields in the district’s Sadar Upazila following the footsteps of BCL president Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon and secretary Golam Rabbani.
Some activists of BCL Dinajpur district unit, led by its president Md Tanvir Islam, participated in the harvesting paddy from fields of three poor farmers of Nahona village at Sheikhpura union of the Upazila.The names of the farmers are Atamuddin, Nazrul and Badsha Mia, who have planted paddy in 6 bighas land this year.
Admiring district BCL unit’s initiative, the farmers said, “We have to spend TK 32,000 to 35,000 to grow paddy in a bigha. It would need TK 5,000 to harvest paddy from a bigha field. So, TK 30,000 has been saved as BCL men helped us harvesting paddy.”
They also said BCL’s cooperation will reduce the amount of their loss to some extent.
The farmers have been experiencing an extreme shortage of labour and scarcity in paddy prices throughout country during the ongoing Boro season.
Under this circumstance, the BCL central leaders instructed its activists all over the country to help farmers in paddy harvesting a week ago.
Earlier, BCL president Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon and secretary Golam Rabbani, on separate moves, joined poor farmers in harvesting paddy from their fields in different places of the country.