JOYPURHAT, July 03: Snake bean (Borboti) cultivation has brought smile on the faces of hundreds of marginal peasants in the district this season.
Growers are happy over the good production and fair market prices of the vegetable, said wholesaler Abul Hossain of Akkelpur upazila.
The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) office source said the farmers of the district have cultivated the vegetable on a vast tract of land due to high profit.
Farmers of Akkelpur, Khetlal, Kalai, Panchbibi and Sadar upazilas of the district started farming the vegetable from March last, said farmer Alim Uddin of Khetlal upazila.
The vegetable is selling at Tk 30 to Tk 40 in the retail market across the district, he added
In a recent visit at Panchbibi Kitchen Market, this correspondent found each maund of the vegetable is being sold at Tk 1200 to Tk 1300 in the wholesale market.
Wholesalers from different districts visit the area to purchase the item from the peasants directly.
Deputy director of DAE Sudhindranath Roy said, "We have provided all sorts of support to the farmers to make the farming programme a success.
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