Vegetables output high in B’baria
BRAHMANBARIA, Jan 5: Use of modern technology and quick compost has brought a breakthrough in production of seasonal vegetables in nine upazilas of the district, sources said.
According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), farmers are getting a huge production of vegetables in the current season.
The DAE officials said, favourable climate and use of quick-compost and high yielding variety (HYV) of seeds have made it possible.
A good number of educated and unemployed youths of the district have got involved in the cultivation process and reaping profits.
But the growers are deprived of making expected profit due to the absence of proper marketing channels.
Now, brinjal is being sold at Tk35 per kg, karola at Tk 30, green banana at Tk25 per four, borbati at Tk35 per kg, gourd at Tk26 to Tk32 per piece, papaya at Tk25 per kg, ladies finger at Tk30 per kg, chichinga at Tk 32, cucumber at Tk 20, jhinga at Tk30, pui shak at Tk 10 per kg, lal shak at Tk10 per kg and lemon at Tk 20 per four respectively.
When asked, DAE Deputy Director Md Mosarof Hossain said, “We have brought 3560 hectares of land in nine upazilas of the district under seasonal vegetable cultivation programme in the current season.”