Pinaki Roy

November 19, 2020
November 19, 2020

Future not coal power

Coal-fired power projects are on the chopping block as the government finally plans to give up its obsession for the dirty energy over rising coal import costs and environmental concerns.

September 25, 2020
September 25, 2020

Onion Self-Sufficiency: Possible, but not so soon

The government intends to make the country self-sufficient in onion by increasing the production of this essential cooking ingredient but it may take years as overcoming the seed crisis remains a major challenge.

September 12, 2020
September 12, 2020

Just vanished!

So where have they gone? Despite 76,000 children being born in the camps in the last three years, the number of Rohingya refugees in all camps of Ukhiya and Teknaf has actually decreased to 8.60 lakh as of July this year.

September 3, 2020
September 3, 2020

Aman Farming: Recurring flood ruins a season

Prolonged and multiple monsoon floods have disrupted cultivation of Aman paddy, which provides around 36 percent of total rice production in the country.

June 12, 2020
June 12, 2020

Nothing special for small farmers

Though farmers have been hit hard by the pandemic, no special stimulus package for small farmers was announced in the proposed budget, frustrating agriculture experts and economists.

June 5, 2020
June 5, 2020

World Environment Day today: ‘Development’ feasts on forest

Though forests are meant to be conserved, they are being allocated for constructing highways, rail lines, government offices and even for drilling gas wells. For any development project, forestland seems to be readily available.

May 30, 2020
May 30, 2020

Buy paddy, not rice

To ensure fair prices for Boro farmers, the government under its procurement programme should only buy paddy from the growers instead of rice from millers, a study suggested.

May 22, 2020
May 22, 2020

Amphan inflicts massive damage

Cyclone Amphan has left behind a trail of destruction in the country’s coastal areas, affecting more than a million people in nine districts in Khulna and Barishal divisions.

May 21, 2020
May 21, 2020

Sundarbans the bulwark

The Sundarbans have once again proved to be the key saviour of the country in times of natural calamity as the mangrove forest absorbed the fury of Cyclone Amphan, much as it had done before with similar forces of nature.

May 20, 2020
May 20, 2020

Bracing for Amphan fury

Thousands of people have been moved to storm shelters in 19 coastal districts of the country as Cyclone Amphan is set to make landfall this evening with heavy rainfall and storm surges above 10 feet.