Beware of the aggression of tobacco cultivation in BD

Tobacco Cultivation in BangladeshNGO News Report :: Tobacco cultivation expanding aggressively and it has been doubled in the last six years in Bangladesh, according to a report published in the Daily Janakantha today on 3rd January 2015. The report says tobacco industries are the key player behind the aggression. Marginalized farmers of at least 15 districts have been trapped by different tobacco companies caused increase production of the harmful leaves.

There is a strong ‘Smoking & Tobacco Products Usages (Control) Act, 2005 (Amended, 2013)’, but there is no such comprehensive policy to check expansion of tobacco cultivation in Bangladesh. In fact, tobacco companies are using this loophole and expanding tobacco cultivation massively. So, a policy is very essential now to protect our crop land, farmers, agricultural economy and food security at all, says the report.

See the detail report:
http://dailyjanakantha.com/?p=details&csl=104845

Besides, aggressive expansion of deadly tobacco cultivation using the hilly riverbanks in the hill tracts district Bandarban is going on, says a report published in an online news portal www.bccnews24.com on yesterday, 2nd January 2015.

See the detail report:
http://www.bccnews24.com/2015/01/02/67882/bccnews24/special-reports

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