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35,000 families become self-reliant thru' 'One House, One Farm' in Barguna

By BSS, Dhaka
14th-Jun-2018       
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The "Ekti Bari, Ekti Khamar" (One House, One Farm) Project, one of Prime Minister's 10 special initiatives, so far benefitted 35,000 families in the coastal district of Barguna since its launching in 2009.
Talking to BSS, Project Director of Ekti Bari, Ekti Khamar project Akbar Hossain said the government undertook the project to expedite economic development in rural areas through providing financial support so that poor people can get involved in various income-generating activities, which eventually will help them come out of the cycle of poverty.
He said under the project, a total of 73,461 Village Development Samity (VDS) have been formed across the country, in which 35,10,542 families have been made members. The total amount of savings of the members now stands at Taka 1291.20 crore.
He said the percentage of low-income families in the region has decreased to 3 percent from the previous 15 percent. Besides, the number of self-reliant families rose to 31 percent from the previous 23 percent.
The goal of the EBEK project is poverty alleviation through e-financial inclusion (i.e. fund mobilization) followed by family farming livelihood and income generation of the under privileged and smallholders of the country.
Currently the project is being implemented in 485 upazilas, 4,503 unions and 40,527 villages across the country. The Ministry of Cooperatives and Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives (LGRD) is working to implement the project all over the country.
Besides, Bangladesh Rural Development Board (BRDB) is working as the main support agency along with other departments like Co-operatives, Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD), Cumilla, Rural Development Academy (RDA), Bogra and Small Farmer Development Foundation (SFDF).
Prodip Kumar, Amtoli Upazila project coordinator said, "Through its Ekti Bari Ekti Khamar project, the government has been successful in alleviating poverty from the country's rural areas. Under the project, a total of 7,380 families of Amtoli upazila have received financial benefit and more families will be brought under the project in future."
While visiting Kalibari village under Amtoli upazila of Barguna district the correspondent found that many people particularly women came out of poverty with the support of the 'One House One Farm' project.
Zahirul Islam, member of Kalibari Village Development Samity (VDS) under Amtoli upazila of Barguna district said, "I cultivated vegetables on homestead of my house taking loans from the samity (cooperatives). Besides, I also received a total of Taka 12 thousand at a time through the savings at the Village Development Samity."
"As my savings have increased, I invested the money in cultivating vegetables and rearing cows. This eventually changed my fate and I became self-reliant," he added.
Halima Begum, another member of the Kalibari VDS, said she and her husband along with the children were in hardship only a few years ago.
"Things started to change after I started to set up a cattle farm by taking loans from the VDS under Ekti Bari Ekti Khamar Project. I have overcome my financial hardship and now I can send my two boys to school," she said.

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