Vegetable farming changes rural economy

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Vegetable farming changes rural economy
Green revolution brought in 20 villages in Jajira upazila under Shariatpur
Author / Source : BSS

SHARIATPUR, Dec 25:  Farmers in 20 villages in Jajira upazila under Shariatpur district have brought enormous changes to their socioeconomic status through vegetable farming in the current Robi season. They achieved economic self-reliance by cultivating different kinds of winter vegetables like brinjal, tomato, bean, spinach, red leafy, bitter gourd, bottle gourd and pumpkin in their villages that brought revolution to rural economy. Economic success by cultivating these types of vegetables has brought smile on the faces of the people who earlier used to maintain their life in severe economic hardship.

According to district agriculture department, farmers have cultivated vegetables on 2500 hectares of land in the 20 villages in the upazila this year in which employment opportunities have been created of over 7,000 framers.

The farmers expected that they would earn over Taka 2 crore this season as bumper production of these vegetables has been witnessed in the villages due to availability of fertilizer, high-yielding variety of seeds and irrigation.

“We have achieved bumper production of vegetables this year as a result of smooth supply of fertilizer and water as well,” said farmer Joynal Haque Molla of Laukhola village recently.

Talking to BSS, agriculture officer of Jajira Upazila Dr Delwar Hossain Majumder said the vegetable cultivation in the villages has opened up a new horizon in the history of the country’s vegetable farming as soil of this district is very fertile for cultivate such crops.

The farmers have brought a revolution in vegetable farming in the district which may be an example for the people of other areas, he added.

The villages where vegetable cultivation brought socioeconomic development of the farmers are Gajnipur, Joysagar, Kawadi, Laukhola, Royerkandi, Mulna, Dhonboalia, Nagarboyalia, Chhabispara, Taltala, Joynagar, Gangaprasad, Luxmikantapur, Charshimulia, Khoratala, Cablenagar, Chardupuria, Dubuldia, Dubisaybor, Mirasar and Gopalpur.

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