High yield, fair price of summer vegetables make Narsingdi farmers happy

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NARSINGDI, May 3, 2021(BSS)- Narsingdi farmers are happy getting excellent production with lucrative price of summer vegetables in the local markets during this season.

For the last couple of weeks, farmers have been much busy in harvesting and transporting the vegetables amid suitable climate conditions.

Some varieties of summer vegetables have already appeared in local markets with excellent prices making farmers happy in the region as they become financially solvent by selling their products.

In the current season, a total of 68,200 hectares of land have been brought under the summer vegetables cultivation in six upazilas of the district, said officials and experts of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), Narsingdi.

A number of poor farmers in different upazilas of the district have also self-reliant through vegetables farming during the last couple of years and expressed their satisfaction over excellent output of summer vegetables and fair prices.

Various kinds of summer vegetables like lady’s finger, kakral, koida, cucumber, patal, borboti, pumkin, brinjal, dondul, karala, basil, datashack, arum, etc grow abundantly in Shibpur, Belabo, Raipura and Sadar upazilas of the district.

Narsingdi district, a vegetable surplus area, usually supplies 30 to 40 percent of its total production to the capital and other districts of the country after meeting the local demand.