Bumper summer veg yield expected in Rangpur

14th June, 2019 10:32:56 printer

RANGPUR: The farmers are expecting a super bumper production of summer vegetables during this Kharip-1 season in Rangpur agriculture region after exceeding the fixed farming target by 3.95 percent, reports BSS.

Officials of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said all varieties of summer vegetables have already appeared abundantly in local markets with excellent price bringing smile to farmers everywhere in the region.

The DAE has fixed a production target of 3.91-lakh tonnes of summer vegetables from 22,259 hectares of land in all five districts of Rangpur agriculture region for this season.

“However, farmers have cultivated summer vegetables on 23,138 hectares of land, 879 hectares or 3.95 percent higher than the fixed farming target,” Horticulture Specialist of the DAE at its regional office Khondker Md Mesbahul Islam told the agency on Friday.

The farmers have cultivated summer vegetables on 7,845 hectares of land in Rangpur, 4,350 hectares in Gaibandha, 4,650 hectares in Lalmonirhat, 2,255 hectares in Nilphamari and 4,038 hectares of land in Kurigram districts in the region.

“The DAE and other agriculture related institutions and organisations and NGOs supplied quality seed, inputs, agri-loans and assistance to farmers to make the intensive summer vegetables cultivation programme successful,” Islam said.