Beans cultivation gaining ground in Narsingdi

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Beans cultivation gaining ground in Narsingdi
Our Correspondent

NARSINGDI, Dec 8: Bean cultivation is gaining ground in the Narsingdi district as it brings substantial amount of money to the farmers.

A large number of farmers of the Narsingdi district have involved them selves in bean cultivation in the recent times considering its economic prospect.

According to Agriculture Extension Department [AED], 2400 hectares of land have been brought under bean cultivation in the Narsingdi district. Many farmers have changed their lot by growing bean. This correspondent visited different areas of Shibpur, Belabo, Raipura, Palash, Narsingdi Sadar and Monohardi Upazila recently and saw farmers working in their bean fields with much enthusiasm. According the farmers, four to five thousand Taka is needed to cultivate bean on one bigha of land. Sowing of bean seeds begins at the end of Bangla month of Ashar, but the full season begins from Kartik. At the beginning of the season, bean is sold at exorbitant prices. Gradually the prices come down with adample supply.

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