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

Place: Conference Room, Gatti UP

Upazila: Saltha

District: Faridpur

Total Participant: 60 (Male-53, Female-7)

Date: 30/11/2017

Registration

Maintain the previous day workshop procedure. Workshop was held at the Union Parishad of Gatti which is situated within the sub unit area. After that mid-level WMO Specialist welcomed the respective chairman, members, stakeholders and elite person for day long Union level workshop and he requested to chairman to inaugural the workshop. In the beginning of the session the Holly Quran and Geeta were cited and after that Participants introduced himself with their name, address and occupation.

Inaugural session

After the registration, Mr. Hurmuz Ali (mid-level WMO Specialist) welcomed the participants for day long Union level workshop and requested the Chairman to inaugurate the workshop.Mr. Habibur Rahman Lablu, Chairman of Gatti UP, Saltha, Faridpur who has satisfied to take this project in his areas. Then he inaugurated this workshop with clap of thanks.After that the Holly Quran and Geeta were cited in the beginning of the session and participants introduced himself one by one with including their name, address and occupation.

Welcome speech

Welcome speech given by Md .Abdur Razzak, Assistant Chief of SWP-AF, BWDB-Faridpur. He stated the goal and objectives of this project very clearly. He also said the history of BWDB, importance of BWDB to enhance of agriculture & fish production, development of socio-economic condition, civil works (sluicegate, regulator, Canal, beel excavation, construction of embankment etc.). He hope that the SW project will play an effective role to mitigate the water logging problems in this areas. So there is a need to form WMG as well as WMA in your areas. This workshop is the first step to start the program in this areas. Required agriculture, fisheries and civil works would be taken to implement the project, As a result, water logging problem will be solved and agricultural production will be increased due to training, field demonstration, farmers field school, exposure visit etc.

Project description through Power Point Presentation (PPP)

Md. Abdul Matin, Deputy Chief Extension Officer, SAIRMPMP-AF, BWDB, Faridpur presented the WMO (WMG & WMA) formation & development processes one by one through PPP. He presented the previous day slides. Participants enjoyed the session. At the end of the session, some participants shared their experience and he answered properly. Mr. Matin requested them to share their problems in open discussion session elaborately.

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 through the respective experts.Attended participants informed the following problems on fisheries, agriculture and infrastructure which was enlisted to address in SIP report.

Issues on

a. Agriculture :Shortage of good quality seeds; Lack of balance fertilizer; Availability of crop disease; Disturbing of insecticides; adulterate fertilizer and Lack of agricultural farming knowledge

b. Fisheries :No fish farming knowledge; Lack of good quality fish fry/fingerlings; Fish disease, Not satisfactory fish growth; No knowledge to using fish feed for fish farming; Production are very low; Availability of predatory animal/fishes and Fish marketing problems etc.

c. Civil work :They need was solve water logging problems and re-excavation of canal. Respective experts informed that this year main khal and others branch Khals will be excavated in the next year.

Closing of Workshop

Mr. Habibur Rahman Lablu, Chairman of Gatti UP gave a special thanks to all attended participants basically UP members, elite persons & BWDB officials those who spent their valued time to this workshop. He agreed that all kind of cooperation will be given to the project. He hopeful to knowing the different activities like-agriculture, fisheries, livelihood etc. which willbe effective to our areas. He requested to the project team if possible “Safe drinking water” (Arsenic free)” tube-wel may be installed for community peoples. Then he formed 13 members of “Foundation Committee “with 3 female members by participatory ways, and declared the name of the committee members simultaneously. Finally he closed the workshop with vote of thanks.

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