Bangladesh Chhatra League on Wednesday instructed it followers all over the country to help farmers in paddy harvesting in the midst of a labour shortage.
BCL issued a press release, signed by its President Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon and General Secretary Golam Rabbani in this regard.The farmers have been experiencing an extreme shortage of labour and scarcity in paddy prices throughout country during the ongoing Boro season.
Over the past three weeks, a bountiful harvest has been overshadowed by the grief, and travesty of rice farmers throughout Bangladesh.
Protests have erupted in villages, towns, districts, and in Dhaka as well. In some areas, a standout form of protest has been to set a rice field on fire in order to send a very clear message: selling at current prices is the worst option.
Amid the labour shortage, Deputy Commissioner of Chuadanga, Gopal Chandra Das shown his support for marginalized and helpless farmers by harvesting paddy alongside labourers.