POST TIME: 2 December, 2017 00:00 00 AM
Growers happy with fair prices

Growers happy with fair prices

NARSINGDI: The farmers of the district are happy as they are getting fair prices of the early winter vegetables in the local retail as well as wholesale markets, reports BSS.

Farmers in different areas including the vast char land of the district have successfully cultivated early varieties of winter vegetables like radish, cauliflower, cabbage, gourd, tomato, bean brinjal, lalshak and plungshak.

The farmers were happy over the growth of vegetables and favourable weather condition that created hopes among them to get bumper production of various winter vegetables this season.

Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) officials said farmers of the district cultivated over 5,000 hectares of land under early variety winter vegetables cultivation out of total 9,000 hectares land fixed by DAE.

BSS correspondent visited different villages of Shibpur and Belabo upazilas, the main vegetables productive areas of the district, and found the farmers with enthusiasm harvesting various early winter vegetables from their fields.

The correspondent also visited different wholesale markets at Shibpur and Belabo upazilas and found that farmers are busy selling their productive vegetables.

Cauliflower are selling at Taka 2,500 to 3,000 per hundred, bean are selling at Taka 1,800 to 2,000 per mound gourd at Taka 2,500 to 4,000 per hundred according to its size, brinjal at Taka1,600 to 2,000 per mound.