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Sreepur Dairy Farm on Verge of Closure

27 February 2017

BANGLADESH - A well-known dairy farm in Magura is on the verge of closure due to lack of sufficient funds.

The 3.5-acre farm at Sarangodia village in Sreepur upazila of the district is situated by the side of the Kumar river.

Owner of the farm Md Akmal Hossain of the village, who also owns a travel agency in Dhaka, said he built the farm in 2008 for the benefit of the jobless locals.

Caretaker Harun-ur-Rashid said 60 workers used to remain busy all day long preparing various types of sweetmeats, matha, ghee, curd, rasamalai and packet milk. The products were sent to many other districts of the country.

Ananda Kumar Biswas, who looks after the cattle, said there were 450 cattle in the farm, while there are only 30 cattle now.

Manager Abdur Rahman told this correspondent that IFIC bank sanctioned a loan but did not issue the money, so the owner of the farm could not release the equipment imported from China due to fund shortage. Consequently, the farm is on the verge of closure. If the government takes initiative in sanctioning a loan a good number of jobless people will get their jobs back.

Source: The Daily Star

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