Groundwater abuse takes toll on Barind

7th Apr, 2021

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People carry drinking water to their home in Rajshahi’s Tanone upazila. Barind region have to toil hard to fetch water from deep tube wells as far as kilometres away from their homes. Photo: Collected

When Matiur Rahman first ventured into fruit farming in Chapainawabganj's Jhilim union in 2011, the major obstacle he had to meet head on was the ongoing water crisis in the northwest. "The nearest water source was two and a half kilometres away," he said.

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