Nursery business brings financial solvency for unemployed youths in Bogra district

Dhaka,  Wed,  23 August 2017
Published : 16 Jul 2017, 21:25:46

Nursery business brings financial solvency for unemployed youths in Bogra district

Our Correspondent

BOGRA, July 16: Commercial nursery business has brought revolutionary economical stability among hundred unemployment youths across Bogra district from last decade with the assistant of Forest Department.

The tree-loving people of the different remote villages are seen making gathering in front of nursery to purchase saplings of mango, jackfruit, orange, segun, baukul, apple kul, mahogany, shawl, babla, cinnamon, cardamom, guava, amloki, strawberry, grapes, litchi, olive, black berry, jamrul, wood apple, pomegranate, shilkrai, shishu and Golap Jam.

A statistic shows around 700 rural families have changed their fortune through nursery business at their own initiatives or with the assistance of different government departments and Non-government Organisation (NGO) in all twelve upazilas of the district in recent times.

Forest Department (FD) informed the correspondent on Sunday that nursery business has been expanding fast to cut poverty and help the rural people, including women and unemployed youths, in achieving economical self-reliance side by side improving environment and ecology in the region.

Different government departments including Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) have also been producing, selling and planting a huge number of saplings of different kinds, including wood, fruit and medicinal trees both in homestead and orchard. To mitigate the demand every year new nursery has been set up with private initiatives.

FD of Dupchanchia, Adamdighi and Kahaloo have been planting thousands of saplings besides the Ichchamati Khal from Bakadah -Baniachapor, Saharpukur-Kaholiswar, Chowmaohoni -Taluch, Palowanpara-Salgra, Satiangram-Komorpur, Salgram-Amultola, Nasirpur-Narhatra, Sabanpur-Kaliany under eco-restoration project.

Forest officer ATM Aktaruzzaman said demand of saplings increases every year encouraging more people in setting up of newer nurseries at their lands and homesteads in the region. He again said, nursery business has already got stronger footage as the tree plantation drive has turned into one on the most successful social movements following implementation of various steps by the government.
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