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The Financial Express

Magura sees outstanding success in green banana production

| Updated: March 28, 2021 10:21:14


Akamat at his green banana field at village Shibrampur under Magura — FE Photo Akamat at his green banana field at village Shibrampur under Magura — FE Photo

MAGURA: Outstanding success has been achieved in Magura in producing 12- month long green banana.

Akamat Mollah of village Shibrampur under Magura sadar upazila deserves this glorious credit.

Akamat is working as a newspaper hawker for a long time. But this profession does not enable him to ensure two squares meals a day for his family members. Finding no other alternative he he engaged himself in farming. In mid 2020 he took three decimals of land on lease and embarked on 12- month long green banana cultivation. Finally his effort has turned into a reality in 2021 as he is now selling his 12- month long green banana.

On contact, Akamatsaid, 'I have attained success in producing 12- month long green banana. I am selling this banana from early days of January of the current year. On an average my earning from green banana is Tk 8 to 10 thousand per month. That is my earning from banana will stand at Tk 0.1 million (one lakh) throughout the year . Such profit is not possible by cultivating any other crop. Moreover I need not to go to market to sell my banana as traders rush to my banana field.

On contact, Magura DAE deputy director Shukanta Kumar Paramanik said, 'We are proud of success of Akamat. 12- month long green banana cultivation is lucrative business. We are ready to help other farmers if they show interest in 12- month long green banana cultivation .

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