17 Oct 2021, 12:29

8,100 hectares land brought under vegetable cultivation in Manikganj

  MANIKGANJ, Oct 17, 2021 (BSS) - The Department of Agriculture Extension

(DAE) has fixed a target of cultivating winter vegetables on 8,100 hectares
of land in all seven upazilas of the district to recoup the existing losses
being caused by floods.

     Most of the upazilas of the district specially Saturia, Manikganj Sadar,
and Singair are suitable for vegetable cultivation and farmers of the
upazilas have already started cultivation of different types of vegetables on
their lands with the receding of the flood water, DAE office sources said.

     Ali Hossain, one of the vegetable cultivators of village Chartlli under
Saturia upazila, said he has already planted cabbage on three bighas of land
and those are growing well.

     He said he had sowed seeds in his seed beds twice as the floodwaters
damaged it

     Ali Hossain is expecting to harvest cabbage from his land within 15

     Sarif Mia, a vegetable cultivator of village Fukurhati under Saturia
upazila, said he has cultivated cabbage and cauliflowers on two bighas of
land and he is expecting to start harvesting within two weeks.

     Hedayet ullah, another vegetable cultivator of Ralya village under the
same upazila, said he has cultivated palong shak, lal shak, data shak, bean,
bottle gourd, cucumber, lady's finger and brinjal on three bighas of land and
he has started to harvest and happy to get the maximum prices of his

     When this correspondent visited some areas of Manikganj sadar upazila
found some cauliflowers growing well and those may be matured within a week.
The farmers said they are expecting to get the high prices of their products.

     The farmers of char areas of Harirampur, Shibalaya and Daulatpur upazila
have already started harvesting bottle gourds from their land and selling
those at a high price.

     A large number of women are found working along with the male labour in
the fields.

     DAE office sources said most of the upazilas of the district are
suitable for vegetable cultivation and the vegetables include radish, lady's
finger, bean, bottle gourd, sweet bottle gourd, cucumber cauliflower,
cabbage, winter brinjal, coriander (Dhone) and leafy vegetables.


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