Taraganj flood victims make bamboo-made products at shelter centre to meet daily expenses

Dhaka,  Sun,  24 September 2017
Published : 20 Aug 2017, 21:30:24
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Taraganj flood victims make bamboo-made products at shelter centre to meet daily expenses

Our Correspondent


RANGPUR, Aug 20: A good number of flood victims who have taken shelter at Ghanirampur Barogola High School centre under Taraganj upazila in the district have set a rare example as they have been making different varieties of products from bamboo since the day they started living there.

Over 50 families of Patnipara village living near Jomuneshwari river at Kursha union under the upazila have been rendered homeless due to flash flood caused by heavy rainfall and onrush of water from upstream over last one week.

All the families are now passing busy time at the shelter centre as they are engaged in making household appliances from bamboo and thus earning their livelihood.

The people here make different types of baskets, cages, winnowing-fan, fish-traps, hand-fans, sitting tool, cradle and other necessary household appliances and thus found the way to earn their living.

Biswanath, a flood victim of the centre, said they can earn around Tk 150 to Tk 200 per day by selling the bamboo products in different markets which they make in the shelter centre. For this reason they do not have any necessity to wait in long queues to receive 5.0 to 6.0 kgs of rice as relief item from local UP members or chairmen, he added.

Chairman of Kursha union Afjalul Haq said unlike the flood affected people of other shelter centres these flood victims of Ghanirampur Barogola High school shelter centre are busy making bamboo products whole day to earn their livelihood. They are not waiting for relief like other flood-hit people. Such type of effort is really laudable, he added.

UNO Jilufa Sultana said she visited the shelter centre few days ago and found flood victims busy making bamboo products. She also became impressed to witness their hard struggle for survival instead of waiting for relief. They have really set exceptional example for others to follow, she added.

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