Dhaka, Bangladesh
Farmers making good profit from vegetable cultivation

Farmers making good profit from vegetable cultivation

KHULNA, Feb 13: Many farmers of Dumuria upazila in the district have made a good profit by cultivating vegetables on the banks of water bodies. Alongside cultivating fish, farmers produced vegetables on the banks of the water bodies, said Asaduzzaman, a farmer of Fulbari village in the upazila told the media. "I cultivated different varieties of vegetables as officials of upazila office of Agricultural Extension (DAE) extended their cooperation…By cultivating the vegetables on the banks of water bodies like pond I got good yield," he added. Asaduzzaman started cultivating beans, 'Borboti', ladies finger, tendril, cucumber and papaya simultaneously on the banks and isles after raising bamboo-made over-head and on-land fences spending Taka 25,000 in the second year, reports BSS. He also cultivated bean, ladies finger, tendril, cucumber and papaya and earned some handsome amount of money. Like Asaduzzaman, many farmers in Dumuria upazila are benefiting financially by cultivating vegetables on the banks of water bodies. The DAE sources said the government provided agri-inputs including distribution of fertilizer, quality seeds and technological supports to the growers of the upazila for cultivating the vegetable to increase crop production in the country. Another report adds: Department of Ghugraghati Food of Koyra upazila has started Aman paddy procurement directly from the farmers of Koyra upazila in the district for ensuring fair prices of the staple food. According to Upazil Food Department Office, a total of 1,681 tonnes of Aman paddy will be procured from 7 unions under Koyra upazila during the current season. A total of 1700 card holder farmers can sell paddy at fixed price of Taka 26 per kg. The paddy procurement programme will continue till February 28, source said. A farmer of Koyra upazila said "this year, we are also earning good profit by selling Aman paddy at Tk 1,040 per mound in the local market. Many farmers coming from different villages of the upazila, they are very happy to get rice high price and cash Taka in the Ghugragha food storage than the local market. Ghugarkati Food Warehouse Officer Md. Nurunnabi Siddique said that the procurement of paddy in the warehouse started from on January 26 by the enlisted 1700 card holder farmers. The Department of Agricultural Extension sources said the country has witnessed bumper Aman yield as the government has provided all necessary support including agri-input to the farmers for boro paddy cultivation. The government has taken initiative of boro paddy procurement so that growers can get fair price.

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