MANIKGANJ: The cultivation of different kinds of pulses including Motor (pea), Mosur (lentil), Maskolai, Khesari and Mug is gaining popularity among farmers with exceeding its farming target every year, reports BSS.
Deputy Director at Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) Md. Habibur Rahman said the target of Khesari cultivation was fixed on 3074 hectares of land in all the seven upazilas of the district with a production target 3702 metric tons last year. But it was cultivated on 3702 hectares of land, exceeding its fixed target.During the current season, 3702 hectares of land was brought under Khesari cultivation in the district. Apart from it, the cultivation target of Mug and Motor were fixed at 75 and 381 hectares of land in the district respectively, but 146 hectares and 413 hectares of land were brought under its cultivation, exceeding those targets, he said.
The vast char areas of Harirampur and Daulatpur Upazila of the district were brought under Maskalai cultivation, he added.
DAE sources said Mashkalai was cultivated on 4250 hectares of land in Daulatpur and 3136 hectares of land in Harirampur upazila of the district.