Low price disheartens Bogra veg growers

Our Correspondent | Published: December 20, 2017 21:49:03 | Updated: December 21, 2017 14:27:13


A vendor waits for customers at his shop in a kitchen market in Bogra Sadar on Wednesday. — FE Photo

BOGRA, Dec 20: More than 20,000 marginal vegetable growers of all the 12 upazilas in the district are dissatisfied over the low market price this season.

According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) office sources, over 2300 hectares of land in the district have been brought under the farming of winter vegetable this year.

In a recent visit this correspondent came to know that the farmers sell a maund of radish at Tk 120 to the wholesale market against Tk 320 production cost.

Each maund of Crige, Granula and Asterisk varieties of potato is being sold at Tk 500 to Tk 600 in the retail market, while they have spent Tk 700 to produce same amount of the vegetable.

Cauliflower is being sold at Tk 400 per maund, brinjal at Tk 600 to Tk 650 per maund, bean at Tk 1200 to Tk 1300 per maund and bitter gourd is being sold at Tk 30 to Tk 35 per kg.

Deputy Director of DAE Protul Chandra Sarker said farmers are incurring losses as they do not get good price this season.

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