Organic vegetables gains popularity in Gaibandha

Published: February 03, 2018 12:33:48 | Updated: February 04, 2018 11:40:47

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Chemical-free way of farming brought smiles on the faces of vegetable growers in Fulchhari’s Bhasharpara village in the district.

Take Belal Miah as one glaring example of how going green becomes a new trend in vegetable farming.
On the shores of the river Brahmaputra, Belal Miah successfully managed cultivating vegetable varieties – cucumber, bitter gourd, red spinach, and pumpkin without the use of any chemical fertilizers. He got good harvest only applying organic manures.

Others have emulated what he tried to do and have experienced similar success, bringing financial stability to their families, according to UNB.

“I’m making good profit by cultivating vegetables free of chemical fertilisers. But if we get support from the agriculture department, farmers like us will be able to produce more,” said Belal. He added that government needs to keep rising costs of irrigation and agro-inputs under control.

Ruhul Amin, deputy director of the district’s agriculture extension, said that they would take measures to provide assistance to growers who practices organic way of vegetable farming.

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