Poor families suffer as OMS sale halted in 2 dists

The sale of essentials at subsidised prices under the OMS programme has been halted in Lalmonirhat and Kurigram since Thursday, putting several thousand poor families in distress.

1w ago| Agriculture

Banks asked to disburse more farm loans than target

Bangladesh Bank yesterday asked private banks to speed up their farm loan disbursements to enhance the country’s food security.

2w ago| Food

WFP says no chance of famine in Bangladesh

Agriculture Minister Dr Md Abdur Razzaque today said after discussing the food situation in Bangladesh, World Food Programme Country Director Domenico Scalpelli has said that there is no possibility of famine.

Cultivate all fallow lands to avert food crisis, PM urges

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today renewed her call to raise food production and bring fallow lands under cultivation to protect Bangladesh from the brunt of looming food crisis worldwide.

Hunger Index 2022: Bangladesh’s status borderline “serious”

Bangladesh has been ranked 84th in the Global Hunger Index 2022, among 121 qualifying countries.

Govt raises sugar price 2 weeks after reducing it

The government yesterday increased the retail price of sugar by Tk 6 a kg citing high import costs due to dollars getting dearer.

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

Poor families suffer as OMS sale halted in 2 dists

The sale of essentials at subsidised prices under the OMS programme has been halted in Lalmonirhat and Kurigram since Thursday, putting several thousand poor families in distress.

November 22, 2022
November 22, 2022

Banks asked to disburse more farm loans than target

Bangladesh Bank yesterday asked private banks to speed up their farm loan disbursements to enhance the country’s food security.

November 17, 2022
November 17, 2022

WFP says no chance of famine in Bangladesh

Agriculture Minister Dr Md Abdur Razzaque today said after discussing the food situation in Bangladesh, World Food Programme Country Director Domenico Scalpelli has said that there is no possibility of famine.

November 17, 2022
November 17, 2022

Govt hikes OMS price for wheat flour by 33%

The food ministry has increased the prices of both loose and packet wheat flour by Tk 6 per kg at the open market sale.

November 17, 2022
November 17, 2022

BB forms Tk 5,000 crore refinance scheme for food security

Bangladesh Bank today formed a Tk 5,000 crore refinance scheme to ensure food security in the country as the banking regulator thinks the world might face a food crisis in the days to come.

November 13, 2022
November 13, 2022

Food safety authority starts issuing health certificate for food items

The Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) has started issuing health certificates to facilitate export of food products from the country.

November 5, 2022
November 5, 2022

No chance of famine as enough grains in stock: Food minister

Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder today (November 5, 2022) said the country has enough food grains in stock and there will be no possibility of a famine.

November 3, 2022
November 3, 2022

Govt to enact law to stop polishing rice: Food Minister

The government will enact a law to stop polishing of rice as it loses its inherited nutritional value in the process, Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder said today.

November 1, 2022
November 1, 2022

3 lakh MT Aman paddy to be procured at Tk 28 per kg: Food minister

The government has set a target to procure 3 lakh metric tonnes of Aman paddy and 5 lakh MT of boiled rice in the upcoming season.

October 27, 2022
October 27, 2022

Nepal on the brink of having severe hunger troubles

Nine-year-old Pramila Chepang from Benighat-Rorang Rural Municipality weighs just 13 kilograms, which indicates that the girl has been suffering from a severe form of malnutrition.