Crops cultivated on dried up riverbeds yield high in Narsingdi

6 May, 2018 12:00 AM printer

NARSINGDI: Har-vesting of different crops cultivated on the dried-up riverbeds and char lands on the Meghna and other rivers basin in Narsingdi is going on in full swing with excellent yield rate this season, reports BSS.

Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) official said the farmers have already completed harvesting mustard, wheat, groundnut and pumpkin and got bumper output while harvest of the other crops continues on these lands.

Local Agriculture official said the char and riverside people have brought around 5,000 hectares of land under various crop cultivation in the district this season.

The farmers have mostly cultivated Boro paddy, Onion, Chili, Maize, Wheat, Vegetables, Pumpkin, Groundnut, potato, Sweet potato, Kawn, Pulses, Till, Tishi, Bangi and other crops on these land.

Talking to BSS, farmers Habib Miah, Tajul Islam Abul Hashem and Halima Khatun of Alokbali village (char area) under Sadar upazila of the district said they were getting excellent production by harvesting different crops in the current season.

After completing harvest of some crops, the char people are now harvesting Boro Pady and other crops and they are getting excellent yield this time, said farmer Abul Kalam of char Moduha village under Raipura upazila of the district.