Lemon cultivation gaining popularity in Panchagarh

18 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

PANCHAGARH: Cultivation of lemon is becoming popular among farmers in all five upazilas of Panchagarh district due to good production along with fair prices, reports BSS. 

Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) office said a total of 250

bighas of land have been brought under the lemon cultivation this year in the five upazilas.

Many farmers in the district have become self-reliant and changed their lot through the lemon cultivation during the last few years.

Farmers of Panchagarh district have been cultivating different types of high yielding lemon varieties commercially.

Hirmbo Chandra, a lemon grower of Shahapara village under Debiganj

upazila, said, “I have been getting handsome profit through cultivating lemon on commercial basis for the last several years.”

“I have cultivated lemon on three bighas of land spending Taka 45,000. I am expecting to earn Taka 70,000 net profit from the lemon production,” said

Akter Ali, a farmer of Sabouspara village under Boda upazila.