Narsingdi to produce 1, 86500 tonnes winter vegetables
Published: 03:29 PM, 28 November 2018 Updated: 03:32 PM, 28 November 2018
The department of agriculture extension (DAE) here has fixed a target of producing 1, 86500 tonnes of winter vegetable from 8922 hectares of land in the district this Robi season.
DAE deputy director Shovan Kumar Dhar today said the farmers in the six upazilas of the district have already started growing various kinds of winter vegetables such as cauliflower, gourd, cabbage, brinjal, bean, radish, pumpkin, Tomato while they have cultivated 7800 hectares of land.
He expressed his hope that the target of cultivation and production fixed by DAE must be exceeded this season.
The agriculture officer said necessary steps have been taken to ensure supply of quality seeds, fertilizers, and other agri-inputs among the growers at fair prices to encourage farmers for winter vegetable cultivation.
Different commercial banks are providing assistance to the farmers for boosting winter vegetable production.
He said early varieties of winter vegetables have already appeared in local markets and the farmers are happy with its lucrative price.
Dhar said Narsingdi district is among leading vegetable production areas in the country and it supplies about 30 to 40 percent vegetables to the capital city and other districts.