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Country sees destruction of crops worth Tk2,900cr by rats per annum

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 11th October, 2021 08:26:58 PM
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Country sees destruction of crops worth Tk2,900cr by rats per annum

Rat destroys crops worth Tk 2,900 crore every year in Bangladesh.

Last year, 89,876 tonnes of crops were saved by culling rats. The estimated value of crops was Tk 360 crore. 

This information was learnt from an inaugural session of the month-long Nationwide Rat Extermination Campaign at AKM Gias Uddin Milky Auditorium at Khamarbari in the capital on Monday.

It was learnt that 1 crore 19 lakh 84 thousand rats were killed last year. In 2019, crops worth Tk 300 crore were saved by culling 1 crore 47 lakh 90 thousand rats.