Lama 2 Alikadam

Bangladesh is the land of natural beauty and fertility attracts various people with numerous aims. While traveling towards the eastside of the country more specifically AliKadam, Lama of Bandarban district our eyes were overwhelmed by the beauty of the site as well as little disappointed with current environmental situation of the area. We were travelling through the uneven road on the traditional 'Chander Gari' and saw all the flat lands around the foot area of Mirinza hill, the land beside the road from lama to ali kadam; even in the playing ground of Modujhiri govt. primary school and as far as we can see the bank of Matamuhuri River were covered with tobacco farming. While talking to local people we come to know that the flat land where these farming is being practice was mostly government properties given to high government officials for farming of "Rubber" or "Horticulture" but there weren't any. So these lands are being subjected to a very interesting way of practicing farming by the middle man of that area. The local & multinational tobacco companies are providing money to the middle man for contract farming of tobacco to ensure the raw materials of their product. The middle man taking the money asks the marginal farmer to cultivate tobacco for them. But as marginal farmers do not have enough money to cultivate they lend money from the middle man with high interest. For example, if they take BDT 10000 for one tobacco season (6/7 month), they have to return 15000 ...

 

Tags: Beautiful Bangladesh, alikadam, Lama, Bandarban, Chander Gari, Mirinza hill, Modujhiri, Matamuhuri, Rubber, Horticulture, tobacco, tobacco farming, marginal farmer, Farmer Landscape, middle man, tobacco processing, brick fields, cultivate, Burning Wood, H

 



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