Arshinagar Biddaghor: PABNA
The Arshinagar centre is located in Ishwardi Thana of Pabna district and covers North Bengal. The center had started in 1995. This district is one of the victims of excessive use of ‘Deep Tube Wells’, thereby suffering from the symptoms of salinity and desertification. Water is very scarce in this area. On the other hand, excessive pesticide use had been practiced for vegetable production resulting in severe consequences for the soil, environment and health.
The Northern districts of Bangladesh have distinct agricultural practices, and this center focuses Nayakrshi particularly on the local ingenuity and researching ways and means to avoid disastrous consequences of the present agricultural practice. Nayakrishi is taking ground in this area, and the center is involved with the Nayakrishi farmers in collecting and conserving local and indigenous varieties of rice and locating the land races for future use and development. The center is also active in the collection of endangered germplasms of various types of mangoes.Back to album