Groundnut farmers happy over bumper yield, fair price in Panchagarh

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PANCHAGARH, June 30, 2020 (BSS) – Farmers of the district are happy over bumper groundnut yield and fair price of their production this year.

Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) office sources said about 11,795 hectares of land have been brought under groundnut cultivation in all five upazilas in the district with the production target of 24,000 tonnes of groundnut.

Farmers have started harvesting groundnut from their respective land with much enthusiasm.

Deputy Director DAE Abu Hanif said farmers of the district have cultivated groundnut on more lands as they got lucrative price of their harvested crop.

About 8 to 10 mounds groundnut can be produced from one bigha (33 decimal) of land and per mound of groundnut is being sold Taka 2500 to 2800 in the local markets.

Sunil Kumar of Sabuspara village in Debiganj upazila said that he had cultivated groundnut on four bighas of land and he got 30 mounds of groundnut. He got profit Taka 40,000 after meeting all expenditure.

DD Abu Hanif said DAE has given quality seeds and fertilizers among the farmers at free of cost. The farmers of the district are showing great interest in cultivating groundnut.

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