Cotton cultivation gains popularity in Magura

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Cotton cultivation gains popularity in Magura

MAGURA: A farmer in his cotton field at village Nanduali. — FE photo

Our Correspondent

MAGURA, Dec 19: Cotton cultivation is gaining popularity among the farmers of Magura.

District Cotton Development Board Magura said, a total of 400 hectares of land has been brought under cotton cultivation in the district this year with an output target of 800 tonnes. Last year the cultivation was in 250 hectares.

Minhazul Islam, a farmer of village Nanduali under Magura sadar upazila said, ‘Last year I cultivated cotton in 30 decimal land and I got 10 mound cotton and earned Tk 30 thousand. As I got a good profit, I have brought 3 bighas of land under cotton cultivation in the current season’.

Mofizul Islam, another farmer of village Barabari under Magura sadar upazila said, that he has brought 4 big has of land under cotton cultivation and he is expecting Tk 70 thousand from his output.

Alamgir Hossain Mridha, an official of District Cotton Development Board said, ‘We help the cotton farmers in procuring seeds, making land, nurturing of crop. If the weather is favourable a bumper production will be achieved in the current season’.

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