Many school grounds of Adtimari upazila, Lalmonirhat are being used for tobacco drying damn caring the health issues of the children and all who are involved in schools. This was disclosed by ATMA journalist of Lalamonirhat of renowned online newspaper www. banglanews24.com published March 5, 2015.
The report reveals that tobacco leaves are being dried by tobacco farmers despite principals order not to do so. Interesting some of the members of the managing committee are among the tobacco farmers who are making this big disturbance and a threat to public health. The school administrations are helpless and the local UNO is admitting that this is hampering the educational environment of that upazila.
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Besides, Tobacco furnaces are being installed in household premises in Ramu Upazila of Coxs Bazar district. Abdul Kuddus journalist of Prothom Alo, one of the most popular daily newspaper of the country published a report on March 5, 2015.
Many houses in above mentioned upazila are baking tobacco in their household’s premises harming themselves and environment of that area. Please also note that they are mostly using woods from the reserve forest, which are legally not available to cut down. According to the report 12000 acres of land in Coxsbazar is under tobacco cultivation at present.
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