Cultivators grow organic summer veg in B'baria
Summer vegetables have been successfully produced by applying the organic method and modern technology in nine upazilas of the district this season, sources said.
The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) encouraged the vegetable farmers to cultivate summer vegetables on their lands for boosting production. A farmer of Sarail, Md Al-Amin, cultivated the vegetables successfully. DAE officials helped him in this endeavor. He has produced huge amount of brinjal, barbati and ladies finger.
The main reason for achieving the bumper production is attributed to the use cow dung, ash, dhancha, water hyacinth and quick compost instead of chemical fertiliser.
According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) sources, farmers are getting a huge production of vegetables in the current season.
Deputy Director of The DAE in Brahmanbaria Abu Naser said, this organic method is very useful for growing summer vegetables. He further said, "We have brought 3560 hectares of land in nine Upazila of the district under seasonal vegetable cultivation programme in the current season."
The DAE officials said, favourable climate and use of quick-compost and high yielding variety (HYV) of seeds have made it possible.
A good number of educated and unemployed youths of the district have also involved themselves in the cultivation process. They are also reaping profits.
But the growers are being deprived of making their expected profit due to the absence of proper marketing channels.
Now, brinjal is being sold at Tk70.00 per Kg, karolla at Tk 30.00 per kg, green banana at Tk30.00 per hali, borbati Tk35.00 per Kg, gourd at Tk30.00 to Tk35.00 per piece, papaya at Tk35.00 per Kg, ladies finger at Tk40.00 per Kg, chichinga at Tk 32.00 per Kg, cucumber at Tk 30.00 per Kg, jhinga at Tk30.00 per Kg, pui shak at Tk 10.00 per kg, lal shak at 10.00 per kg and lemon at Tk 20.00 per hali respectively, kitchen market sources.