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In Bangladesh, single animal ploughing is practiced only in some parts of Sylhet district. In this note results of a survey showing causes of localized and limited use of this technique are discussed. Only buffaloes were found to be used as single and the single buffalo plough was found to be technically and economically more efficient than a plough drawn by a pair of cattle. However, scope for expansion of the technique outside Sylhet seems to be limited because draught buffaloes account for only about two percent of the total draught animals in the country.

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