Bogura farmers happy with carrot prices

A Correspondent

18 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

BOGURA: Carrot growers of Bogura district are getting fair market price this season as they are sending their produced crops across the country mitigating local demand.

According to Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) office source, the farmers of the district have cultivated the crop with the authority concern on over 32 hectares of land this season whereas they had brought around 30 hectares of land last year.

The farmers have started to harvest the crops from last December and it will continue till February. They are seen happy over bumper production across the area.

In a recent visit at Mohasthan Kitchen Market the correspondent found each kilogram of carrot is being sold at Tk 20 to 25 in the retail market while Tk 15 to 18 in the wholesale market across the district.

The wholesalers are exporting to Dhaka, Chattogram and Khulna mitigating local demand, said wholesalers Soleman Hossain under Adamdighi upazila. The wholesalers from the different district visit the big market and purchase the crop from the peasants directly, he added.

“I have cultivated carrot on 4 decimal of land this current season spending Tk 2100 to pay quality seed, fartilser and labour cost,” said farmer Altaf Hossain under Kahaloo upazila. “I am expecting to the crops at Tk 8000 if the price remain favourable.” he added.

The farmers of the district have planted the vegetable last October and started harvesting the crop from the middle week of December on an experimental basis. From the next month, they will harvest the crops in a full swing.

DAE official said, we have provided all sort of necessary agri-input among the farmers to make the programme a grand success. The farmers are happy over fair market price this season, he added.