Barind farmers at mercy of DTW operators

Ethnic minorities suffer more
Suzon Ali . Rajshahi
Farmers in the Barind region are held hostage by Barind Multipurpose Development Authority deep tube well operators.
Some farmers in the region said that deep tube well operators did not irrigate their land properly while others said that operators extracted extra money and ‘undue benefits’ from them.
Talking with New Age, farmers in all the nine upazilas of Rajshahi district alleged various irregularities, corruption and nepotism against BMDA deep tube well operators.
On March 23, two Santal farmers

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