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Farmer’s smile in vegetables farming

 Jhalokathi Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:03 PM, 26 January 2020  

Photo: DailyBangladesh

Photo: DailyBangladesh

A self –help farmer in the country’s southern district Jhalokhti has been able to farewell the curse of poverty by cultivating vegetables. And he is now a model to the jobless educated generation of the locality. This year he earned Tk One lakh by cultivating vegetables spending only Tk 20 thousand.

The farmer Abdul Haque Talukder of Gabkhan village under Jhalokhati Sadar Upazila said “I was unable to run study because of pulling the poverty cursed family of my father. So let me concentrate on cultivating vegetables. This season, I spent around Tk 20,000 and sold vegetables of Tk one lakh.

He said, first, I could cultivate in other people's land because I was no land to afford it. Later I started farming with two bighas of land. As the demand is good in the market, I cultivate various vegetables including cauliflower, cabbage, magic bean, cucumber, papaya, pumpkin, radish, red leaf, tomato, and louse. These vegetables are quite profitable by selling them in the market.

He also said that now all kinds of vegetables are cultivated in my land all year long. The family is now being run cultivating vegetables. “I bought land too;” he said.

Locals said many people from the village were inspired by Abdul Haq's vegetable cultivation. Wholesale traders buy vegetables from him and sell them in the market.

Jhalokathi Sadar Upazila Agriculture Officer Md. Rifat Sikder said, "I do not know anyone's success story. If there is a problem with farming, we provide all assistance.”

This year vegetable price in the local market as well in the capital’s markets is comparatively high even in the pick-season of vegetable production in the country.  It is near double in price than at the same time as the previous year. It makes a positive impact on the marginal farmers of the country as they could earn a handsome profit for the living.

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