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Narsingdi vegetables are being exported abroad

 Narsingdi Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:39 PM, 18 January 2021   Updated: 07:48 PM, 18 January 2021

Narsingdi vegetables are being exported abroad

Narsingdi vegetables are being exported abroad

The best quality vegetables produced in Narsingdi are being exported to foreign countries. Due to the high production of beans in the district this season, bean exports are increasing at present.

Talking to wholesalers, it is known The best quality vegetables produced in Narsingdi are being exported to foreign countries. Due to the high production of beans in the district this season, bean exports are increasing at present.that bean is the main vegetable in the current season. Although there are different varieties of beans, the demand for the 'Noldog' and 'Chittagainga' varieties of beans is higher. Although different varieties are being imported, wholesalers are mostly buying 'Noldog' and 'Chittagainga' (local name) beans for export.

Visiting various markets in Narsingdi, it is seen that wholesalers are buying 'Naldog' varieties for export to foreign countries. On the other hand, other varieties of beans are being procured for suppling in the local markets, especially in Dhaka's Karwan Bazar, Jatrabari, Cumilla, Rajshahi, and Chattogram regions. The price of Naldog and Chittagainga varieties are higher among the beans varieties. 

Harvested beans have been heaped for packaging
Wholesalers say 'Chittagainga' beans are more delicious to eat as a vegetable that's why's its demand is high and it is expensive too. Visiting Chandpasha Bazar in Shibpur Upazila of Narsingdi, it has been seen that wholesalers are buying 'Chittagainga' beans from farmers at Tk 38 per kg. Other varieties of beans are being sold at only Tk20 to Tk24 per kg.

There are no imports of 'Noldog' and 'Chittagainga' beans in Joshore Bazar and Baraicha Bazar. Ashni, tainga and white beans are grown in the market there. These are being sold at Tk 24 to 25 per kg.

Wholesalers said most of the beans purchased from Yoshar Bazar will be supplied to Nabinagar in Brahmanbaria and Cumilla. The rest will be supplied in Narsingdi city and Dhaka.

Mizan Khan, a farmer from Fuldi village in Yoshar Bazar, said he was bringing 90 kg of 'Tainga' beans to the market and selling them at Tk 25 per kg. Fazlul Haque, a farmer from the same village, sold about 2 ounces of Ashni beans at Tk 24 per kg.

Visiting Baraicha Bazaar, it is seen that the bean varieties are similar to those of Yoshar Bazaar and the price is almost the same. Supplies of 'Noldog' and 'Chittagainga' bean are less in this market compare to other varieties.

Farmer Abul Kalam's agricultural land next to Baraicha Bazar. He said the higher the import of vegetables in the market, the lower the price. And if imports are low then prices are high. On the other hand, the wholesalers said that they bought from the market for Tk 25 and sold it in Dhaka for Tk30 per kg.

It can be seen in Shibpur Palpara Bazaar, where most of the imports are 'Noldog' beans. Wholesalers are buying at Tk 18 to Tk20 per kg and took them to Dhaka and sold them at Tk 24 per kg.

Farmers are wrapping bean after harvesting

Manik Chan, a trader from Palpara Bazar, said he and 11 others are doing vegetable business as a partnership. They are buying 'Noldog' bean this season as it is more delicious.

They are exporting vegetables to Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Qatar, Singapore, Kuwait, Malaysia, and London. They pack 10 kg in small cartons to send abroad. They delivered these packets directly to Dhaka Airport by truck. From there these vegetables are flown off respective countries through other traders.

According to the Narsingdi Agriculture Extension Department, bean has been cultivated in 2,491 hectares of land in Narsingdi district this season and the production target has been set at 35,017 metric tonnes.

Narsingdi Agriculture Extension Department Deputy Director General Shovan Kumar Dhar said 5,060 tonnes of vegetables and fruits were exported abroad in 2020.

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