Solvency with extra income

Dhaka, Sunday   05 April 2020


Solvency with extra income

 Kazi Mafiqul Islam, Akhaura (Brahmanbaria)

 Published: 06:04 PM, 1 March 2019  

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Village entrepreneurs of the Akhaura upazila under Brahmanbaria district are making extra money and gaining financial solvency by keeping domestic birds.

Sources said, due to the easy methods of keeping and being enough profitable, the marginal and landless people especially women and youths are being interested more to keep domestic birds like hen, ducks, pigeon etc. in the upazila.

It is learnt that a large number people especially women of Mogra, Maniond, Dharkhar, Akhaura North and South UP of the upazila are keeping domestic birds commercially.

Alia Begum, a housewife of SouthUP’s Azampur village said that, her family consisted with disabled husband, two daughters and one son. They have no land to cultivate except the living house. “Poverty is every day war in my family. I started to keep Han- duck buying with small saving money. Now there are 17ducks, 6 King ducks and 10 small and big size hens and cocks in my house. My income is more than Tk6000 per month from selling eggs,” She added.

Another self-reliant woman of Mogra Up’s Daruin village named Nurunnahar said, “I became helpless with two sons and a daughter child after the death of their father. Elder son works as day labor. It was very difficult for him to maintain the whole family with a small income. I started kipping hens and ducks to eradicate the poverty of the family. A total of eight ducks and 10 hens were brought with a small capital in the first phase. At present there are, 20 ducks, 11 hens and 18 cocks in my farm. Now my earnings is more than Tk5000 per month.

A young man of the same area named, Sabuj Mia said, he had started keeping pigeons with one pair at first, now he has 20 birds while his earnings is more than Tk1500 from selling pigeons per month.

Regarding this issue, Dr. Md. Kamal Bashar, the upazila livestock officer said, “Interest in keeping duck-hen and pigeons in the upazila has been increased. We provide all kinds of advice if any problem in keeping domestic animals and birds.”