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Union Level Consultation Workshop on Formation of WMO (WMG & WMA) at Krisnopur UP

Place: Conference Room,Krisnopur UP

Upazila: Sadarpur

District: Faridpur

Total Participant: 60 (Male-50, Female-10)

Date: 21/11/2017

Registration

At the beginning of the session, all participants registered their name and filled-up the registration book and format by individual participants. CFs and SFs helped the participants to do it. Workshop was held at the Union Parishad of Arpara which is situated within the sub unit area. After that mid-level WMO specialist welcomed respective chairman, members, stakeholders and elite person the participants for day long Union level consultation workshop and requested the chairman to inaugural the workshop.

Inaugural session

Md. Billal Hosen Fakir, Chairman of Krisnopur UP, Sadarpur, Faridpur preside over the function. Mr. Pizus Kanti Kundo, Executive Engineer,PMO of BWDB, Faridpur attended in inaugural session as a chief guest. Other respective experts and PMO officials were present in the dais & in workshop. He requested the officials to do the work as soon as possible mainly re- excavation of canals for irrigation purpose and repair the sluice gates. Mr. Chairman inaugurated the workshop with clap of hands. The Holly Quran and Geeta were cited and after that attended participants introduced themselves with their name, address and occupation.

Welcome speech

Engineer Mr. Pizus Kanti Kundo, Executive Engineer who has given special thanks to attended community peoples of Krisnopur union. He said this project will implements with direct involvement of people’s participatory ways as well as “Bottom UP approach”. During heavy rain fall in this areas, low land area became overflow and finally a big areas are inundated with water as well as created a water logged area. In this issues, he explained the objectives of the SAIWRPMP-AF and also informed in audience which will be solved. He discussed the need involvement of people’s participation through forming WMGs & WMAs formation. By the project, drainage systems will be developed in your areas. For this reasons, land types will be changed. Cultivable land will be increased but open water areas will be reduced. The members of WMGs could be excavated of khal/canal by the maintaining of LCS processes.

Project description through Power Point Presentation (PPP)

Md. Hafizur Rahman, Deputy Chief Extension Officer (DCEO), SAIWRPMP, BWDBFaridpur presented the whole WMO formation procedure one by one through PPP. He presented the slides of the previous day of workshop. Participants enjoyed the session. At the end of the session, some participants arisen the question about activities of the project. He informed the audience, every things will be shared with you one by one in time.

Open discussion session

After the presentation, an open discussion session was conducted to know problems on fisheries, agriculture, water logging and civil work etc. This session was mainly conducted by the respective experts. Enlisted the following problems on fisheries, agriculture and infrastructure, which will be included in SIP report to address it.

Discussed issues on

a. Agriculture

Water logging; only one crop cultivated in whole year; huge land become unused; weak land fertility and lack of quality seeds etc.

b. Fisheries

Lack of good quality fish fry/fingerlings; Fish disease (ulcerative); high feed prices; lack of technical knowledge on fish farming; suddenly occurs of fish gulping; need to training on improve fish farming & paddy cum fish farming etc.

c. Civil work

Need to excavation of Mozumdar khal; Katabottola khal& Hosen Nangra khal; need to re-excavation of paschimjatrabari khal and the Vuvenoshor River and establish of noudanga drainage system. In this year, no plan to re-excavate the canal but the branch Khals named Mozumdar Khal, Katabottola Khal, Hossen-Nangra Khal and PaschimJatrabari Khal will have to re-excavate in next time.

Closing of Workshop

Mr. Fakir expressed his opinion that before that we are not aware about this project. Now we are clear and understand. They will not do the civil work only but they will work on agriculture, fisheries & livelihood development. So that this project can change the pattern of our life style as well as increase the agricultural and fisheries production. He agreed to all kind of cooperation will be given to the project. Then he formed a 13 members of “Foundation Committee” with 3 female members by participatory ways, and declared the name of the committee members simultaneously. He also gave thanks to BWDB officials to arrange such types of workshop in union level. 

Lastly he closed the workshop with vote of thanks.

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