In Bangladesh, a fishing community lives in a boat village, dissociated from mainland, government assistance
The locals consider them to be lower caste people. The land dwellers are the main customers of these fishers, as they do business with the ‘Babaija’. It is a relation of monetary transactions, not one of kinship.
Bangladesh's Jaladash community of fisherfolk dwindles under onslaught of climate change, state apathy
Almost no member of the Jaladash community owns any land, so farming or aquaculture are not options open to them. They use the same fishing nets that their ancestors did.
Biplab Kumar Deb keen to operationalise India-Bangladesh waterway; project may be a game-changer, says senior official
The proposed waterway project will connect Gomati river of Tripura with Meghna river of Bangladesh to get access to Ashuganj port of the neighbouring country.