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Shared Cattle Rearing Boon for Teesta Char Women

17 January 2019

BANGLADESH - Poor women in Teesta chars under Dimla upazila are changing their lot by rearing cattle on share basis with owners of the domestic animals.

Solvent people in Uttar Kharibari, Purbo Kharibari, Kisamater Char and Kisamat Satnai chars have the ability to buy cattle but cannot rear them as they do other jobs, while a large number of poor women do not have ability to buy cattle though they are skilled in rearing cattle.

The poor char women rear the solvent people's cattle to make them fat in case of oxen or to bear calves and give milk in the case of cows. The women get 50 percent of the profit after the cattle are sold.

Visiting Uttar Kharibari char under Tepa Kharibari union on Monday, this correspondent found that many marginal women like Amiron, 51, Momena, 56, Niljan, 60, Amena, 50, have been doing this job for the last few years and changed their economic condition.

“My husband is a day labourer in Dhaka, so I started rearing cattle on share basis. I take care of the cattle after doing household chores while my children help me,” said Rabeya Khatun, 55, of Kisamater Char.

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Source: The Daily Star

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