RANGPUR: Farmers are happy getting lucrative market price of ginger as harvest of the spicy crop cultivated during the Kharif-1 season continues in full swing in Rangpur agriculture region, reports BSS.
Officials of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) said farmers are getting better market price and expecting an excellent production of ginger in the region despite a little shortfall in attaining the fixed farming target this time.“The DAE had fixed a target of bringing 3,360 hectares of land under ginger cultivation to produce 51,870 tonnes of ginger during the Kharif-1 season for the region,” Additional Director of the DAE for Rangpur region Agriculturist Muhammad Ali said.
Under the intensive of spicy crop farming programme, farmers finally have cultivated ginger 3,165 hectares of land, 195 hectares less than the fixed farming target, in all five districts of the region this time.
The farmers have cultivated ginger on 1,145 hectares of land in Rangpur, 305 hectares in Gaibandha, 406 hectares in Kurigram, 370 hectares in Lalmonirhat and 939 hectares of land in Nilphamari districts of the region.
“The DAE is conducting motivational activities and providing necessary training and latest technologies to farmers while commercial banks are providing easy-term agriculture loans to them for enhancing cultivation of ginger and other spicy crops,” Ali said.