Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Monday, June 24, 2019 04:03:28 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Govt poultry farm falters for ‘mismanagement’ in Thakurgaon

By
10th-Oct-2018       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

UNB, Thakurgaon :
Reported mismanagement and other irregularities in the government-run poultry farm in the district town have brought it to its knees, putting its existence at stake.
The farm was set up on a 3.17-acre land in front of Sadar Hospital here in 1982-83 fiscal year for ensuring the supply of chickens and poultry, aiming to meet the poultry demand of the people living in Thakurgaon, Panchagarh and Nilphamari districts.
Despite having prospects, the poultry farm could not play any effective role due to 'mismanagement and negligence' of its officials and employees, according to sources at the farm.
The farm has neither any regular manager nor has any essential machinery like incubator (a device for maintaining the eggs of birds or reptiles to allow them to hatch) and brooder house, some officials told UNB wishing anonymity.
Although Upazila Livestock Officer Dr Abdur Rahim has been in-charge of the farm as its manager, he hardly visits the farm.
More worrying is that medical wastes are dumped into the pond of the farm, contaminating its water as there is no one to monitor it.
Contacted, Dr Abdur Rahim told UNB that there are 14 posts, including that of manager and poultry development officer, in the farm. Of the positions, he said, 12 have been lying vacant for a long time.
While visiting the farm, the UNB correspondent found that the farm is in very bad shape due to 'mismanagement and negligence' as the doors and windows of the building have broken down by the time. "The building is totally unfit for use," said a staff of the farm preferring to remain unnamed.
The farm authorities said there are three shades in the farm for farming chicks, and one of those is totally empty.
As there is no any brooder house in the farm, they said, it is not possible to control its temperature for the proper growth of the chicks.
Locals alleged that the environment of the area is being polluted seriously as nearby hospitals and clinics are regularly dumping their medical wastes into the pond of the farm defying the repeated requests of the farm staff not to do so.
Dr Abdur Rahim said construction of new shades, renovation of its staff quarter, setting up an incubator, a brooder house and hatchery machines are necessary to revive the farm. "What's more important is to fill the vacancies as soon as possible," he insisted.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Cricket »

No six pack but Malinga still a big-game hunter: Mahela Jayawardene


Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene praised Lasith Malinga for his ability to step up in big games after the paceman inspired his country's shock World Cup win over England.Malinga returned figures of four for 43 to help Sri Lanka dismiss England for 212 as they stunningly beat the hosts ...

Editorial »

Banks must strengthen security systems to counter cyber heists


NEWS media reported that transnational scammers in May attacked three Bangladeshi commercial banks' networks and stole around Tk 25 crore from Dutch Bangla Bank Limited (DBBL) while two other banks — NCC Bank and Prime Bank — claimed they however managed to avert financial losses.Intelligence agencies said hackers planted malware ...

International »

UK's Boris Johnson under pressure to explain domestic 'row'


Boris Johnson, the strong favourite to become Britain's next prime minister, came under pressure from figures in his own party on Sunday to explain reports of a domestic 'row' that led to a police visit.Although still heavily backed to beat Jeremy Hunt to become Conservative Party leader, and therefore prime ...

International »

North Korean leader receives 'excellent' letter from Trump: KCNA


AFP, Seoul :North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received a personal letter of "excellent content" from US President Donald Trump, the country's state media said Sunday, amid a nuclear deadlock between Pyongyang and Washington.Talks have been stalled since the collapse of a second summit between Kim and Trump in Hanoi ...

Entertainment »

Tomalika returning with play Rarang


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :To change her personal life, National Film Award winner actress Tomalika Karmakar was in USA for last one year. Before Eid-ul-Fitr, she returned to country. Now she has decided to stay here and will continue acting. She is returning acting through her theatre troupe Aronnyok’s popular play ...

Editorial »

Subsidise agriculture to maintain food security


AGRICULTURAL economists suggested the government for setting up a special fund from where the farmers would receive support during the harvesting period. As the growers become deprived of the fair price of their production, the fund would help the farmers and encourage them to stay in the agriculture sector. The ...

Cricket »

Bangladesh to wait for Saifuddin to get fit


Considering the form of pace-bowling all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin, Bangladesh team management tries its best to get him fit ahead of their crucial clash against Afghanistan on Tuesday at the Southampton.Saifuddin has been the Bangladesh's 'go to' bowler in the death over and is the highest wicket-taker for the side with ...

International »

Trump nominates Mark Esper as Secretary of Defense


AP, Washington :Donald Trump has nominated Mark Esper to be the US Secretary of Defense, the White House said late Friday, as Washington navigates a spike in tensions with Iran.The nomination of Esper, who was this week elevated to acting Pentagon chief from his post as Army Secretary, was announced ...

Editorial »

Govt worth its name must explain every abduction and every disappearance


Police have found Syed Iftekhar Alam Shourav, a nephew of former State Minister for Home Affairs Sohel Taj, in Mymensingh, 11 days after he went missing from Chattogram. Quoting officials of the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit, media reported that an unidentified car dropped Shourav in front of a ...

Entertainment »

Nikita Dutta didn’t plan her transition from TV to Bollywood


Actress Nikita Dutta says she didn’t plan her transition from television to Bollywood, but it happened organically. “Honestly it wasn't something I had planned. I hadn’t even planned to do TV four years ago when my first show happened,” Nikita said in a statement. “It was an opportunity that I ...

International »

Malaysia launches legal action to recover 1MDB millions


AFP, Putrajaya, Malaysia :Malaysia has launched legal action to recover about $65 million stolen from scandal-hit state fund 1MDB, much of it from groups connected to the ousted former regime, anti-corruption authorities said Friday.Billions of dollars were looted from the investment vehicle and spent on everything from yachts to expensive ...

Editorial »

Prevent any further unwanted incident at Payra Power Plant


A CHINESE worker, who was injured in a clash over the death of a worker at Payra 1320 MW Thermal Power Plant in Kalapara Upazila on Tuesday, died at Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital on Wednesday. The deceased is Jung Yung Sung, an employee of the power plant. Factory workers ...

Cricket »

England bowler Liam Plunkett back in training after virus


England bowler Liam Plunkett has returned to training after recovering from a virus.The 34-year-old did not play in the 150-run Cricket World Cup win over Afghanistan on Tuesday, but is part of the squad ahead of Friday's clash with Sri Lanka at Headingley.Eoin Morgan, who suffered back spasms in the ...

Cricket »

We left everything out there, and that's all I can ask for: Faf du Plessis


In the year 2000, at a time when West Indies' decline had started gaining prominence in the cricket world, Steve Waugh was asked if he had any advice for Jimmy Adams to help their team come out of the rut. "Have a serious drink tonight," quipped the Australian captain to ...

International »

Tories pick final two in battle to become British PM


Conservative MPs will decide Thursday who will join Boris Johnson in the final two battling become Britain's next prime minister, with three contenders jostling for the second spot.Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, Environment Secretary Michael Gove and Interior Minister Sajid Javid are vying to join Johnson on the ballot paper to ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news