HOJAI, July 22

The Central Government has released an amount of Rs 334.698 crore to the State, against an allocation of Rs 9,253.4301crore during the period of 2007-08 and 2009-10, for six major-medium and 461 minor irrigation projects. These projects are designed to create an irrigation potential of 2, 21,112 hectares under the Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP).

"It is the largest Baghair sold in the city market in last 15 years. We bought it at Tk500 a kg and sold up to Tk800," said Haider Ali, the seller of the fish. Even the fish traders of the market wanted a share of this rare fish, he added.

The findings were certified by veteri- nary experts sent in early 2008 by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. A report was submitted to the chief wildlife warden on February 26 which clearly concluded that the reptiles perished due to "visceral gout," a direct consequence of kidney failure. Sudhir K. Singh

The 29-km long embankment from Sitalmari to Doboka town along the left bank of river Jamuna built by the Irrigation Department in 1993 is breaking apart at seven different places.