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The Daily star Editorial : 28-05-16

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The Daily star Editorial : 28-05-16

প্রথমে শব্দার্থগুলো পড়ে নিন

Rush relief : দ্রুত সাহায্য (Rapid aid)
Starving:উপবাস, অনাহার (Fasting, Lack of nutrition)
Grim:ভয়ানক (Terrible, Dire)
Shocking : বেদনাদায়ক (Fulsome)
Mobility:গতিশীলতা, সক্রিয়তা (Dynamism, Activity)
Forage:তন্ন তন্ন করে খোঁজা (Search, Rampage)
Prevail:প্রবল হওয়া, বেড়ে যাওয়া (Outbreak, Increase)
Bring About: কোন কিছু ঘটার কারণ (cause something to happen)
Incessant:বিরামহীন, একটানা, অঝোর (Continuous, Endless)
Vermin:ক্ষতিকারক পোকামাকড় (Harmful insects)
Tortuous:অসরল, পেঁচালো, কুটিল (Indirect, Curved)
Allot:বরাদ্দ করা, ভাগ করা (Estimate, Divide)
Overland:স্থলপথে(By land)
Worth considering : উপযুক্ত ধারণা (Appropriate idea/thinking)


Buffer stock: অস্বাভাবিকভাবে পণ্যের ব্যবহার বৃদ্ধির ফলে নেতিবাচক প্রভাব কমানোর জন্য যে মজুত (Buffer Stock is a stock held to reduce the negative effects (stock-out costs) of an unusually large usage of stock)

Why food crisis in Thanchi?

Rush relief on emergency basis

The report in this paper, carrying the news of alarge number of families in near starving condition in Thanchi upazilla of Bandarban is grim as well as shocking. That in these days of enhanced capacity of physical mobility people would be going without food for days, even if it were in the remotest part of the country, is unthinkable and unacceptable.


Reportedly, these people have been facing severe food shortage for days, and have been foraging the jungle for eatables like wild potatoes for sustenance. This situation has been prevailing for more than a month in that area covering several unions and affecting several thousand people. This has been brought about by the failure of the locals to cultivate jhoom crops adequately due to incessant rain last year compounded by vermin attacks on whatever little that was harvested; this year has been even worse. Regrettably, the upazilla agricultural officers had not visited the area at all to take a stock of the situation.


Apparently, the crop situation and the consequence of it were not addressed seriously, if at all, by the administration last year, nor has the food situation monitored thisyear. Had it been so, the circumstances wouldnot have been so grim. Understandably, the communication link to those areas is tortuousand that is all the more reason for the local administration to have sought emergency support from the government to reach food to the affected people rather than waiting for the food, allotted only a couple of days ago, to reach them overland. It may also be worth considering building up small buffer stocks atnodal points all over the CHT region to meet such emergency situation.

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