Natural Disasters and Political Issues in Bangladesh

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Natural disasters and political issues in Bangladesh during the 1940s and subsequent decades provided the block for the development of what is today one of the world’s largest nongovernment organization (NGO) sectors. Famine took more than 3 million lives in 1943, and Typhoon killed more than 500,000 in 1970. Ranada Prasad Shaha is a coal trading business man who built the Kumudini Hospital to provided free medical care and treatment to people from different communities by that he fulfilled his childhood dream also he placed all his companies and businesses in a trust to provide support and welfare of human being. The Kumudini Welfare Trust began its operations in March that same year, known for offering free health care, and also provide educational opportunities and that increase employment opportunities for local population especially help to increase employment rate of women and girls. Union-based multipurpose cooperative societies replaced village-based cooperatives between 1947 and 1970. During that time society was introduced with some large cooperative enterprise like National Fishermen Society, National Industrial Society, and Sugarcane Grower’s Federation. During 1955 State Bank started to provide agricultural loan to help cooperatives to initiate their activities in society.In 1955 the Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD) was established at Comilla and in 1959 on an experimental basis the Comilla Cooperative Model was lunched. Throughout the
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