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14 December, 2018 00:00 00 AM
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Farmers to produce 45 lakh tonnes of potato in Rajshahi

BSS, Rajshahi

Farmers and others concerned are hopeful about a good potato yield in the region during the current season as overall climatic condition remains favorable for the farming since its initial stage. With the hope of making profit like the previous seasons, the farmers are now very busy in various field level works like land preparation, seed-sowing of late varieties, nursing of the growing plants and harvesting and marketing of the early varieties everywhere in eight districts under the division.

Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) has set a target of producing more than 45.67 lakh tonnes of potato from 1.68 lakh hectares of land in the Rajshahi division.

Currently, early variety potato has appeared in the local markets in plenty with more or less better prices benefiting the growers in the region, markets sources said.

“I am getting profit financially after cultivating advance variety of potato on five bigha of land. The potato farming has made my family happy,” said Abdul Maleque, a farmer of Baosha village under Bagha Upazila in Rajshahi district.

 

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