LEDARS distributed salt tolerant fruit plant among farmers in coastal saline zone

LEDARS distributed 9840 salt tolerant fruit plant to 820 household of 05 Unions of Shyamnagar and Koira Upazila under Satkhira and Khulna District. LEDARS organized an inauguration session of the program at its head office. Mr. Kamruzzaman, Upazila Nirbahi Officer(UNO) of Shyamnagar Upazila, inaugurated the program. UNO said that Bangladesh is going to be a country of middle income and changing rapidly by the strong leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. He said that prime Minister has taken initiative for planting 30 lack tree to remember 30 lack martyred of Liberation war and fruit tree plant distribution in the coastal area is a part of that initiative. He also said that LEDARS is working with climate vulnerable people in the climate change, water, health, and nutrition and education sector with good reputation. The climate of the earth has been changing gradually due to reducing the environmental balance and southwest coastal zone is the most vulnerable area in Bangladesh. With a view to reduce climate change hazards LEDARS has taken initiative to distribute salt tolerant fruit plant to the climate vulnerable people. Mr. Mohon Kumar Mondal, Executive Director and founder of LEDARS presided over the program and delivered welcome speech. He described LEDARS activity at a glance and clarify the objective of the program. Mr. Parvez Jamal, SAAO, Mr Akbor Ali Par, Panel Chairman of Munshigonj Union, Md. Abdur Rouf, panel chairman of Burigoalini union, Mr. Danesh Mondal, Upazila Coordinator, CCDB, Mr. Shahidul Islam, Manager CNRS were also present in the program. Mr. Parvez Jamal, SAAO described in details about the plantation procedure. After the formal speech delivery chief guest was distributed some fruit plant seedlings to the beneficiaries. LEDARS has been working with climate vulnerable people since 2003 with a view to reduce climate change vulnerability through initiating climate resilient activities. The program has organized under “Strengthening Livelihood Security of Climate Change Vulnerable People” funded by Bread for the World.