Banana cultivation changes lot of poor women in Panchagarh

2 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

PANCHAGARH: Banana cultivation holds a great promise for accelerating income of many divorcee women as well farmers of the district as it provides three to four times more profit than many other crops cultivation.

Mowmita Dey is a case of success who has changed her destiny by undertaking banana cultivation. Realising the importance of banana cultivation, Mowmita diverted her meagre resource to this fruit production that gave her financial solvency.

Deep crisis gripped her after she divorced her husband one year ago. Her husband was a drug addict and he used to spend almost all money for drug addiction, leaving his entire family into a financial crisis. As his drug addiction went beyond tolerable limit, family dispute became an everyday affair.

One day Mowmita decided to divorce her husband. After divorce, she was beset with a host of problems in running her family with three children.

She used to live in Chilahati village of Debijanj upazila in Panchagarh district. After separation from her husband, she took some loan from a local NGO and started banana cultivation on her abandoned land. After only one year, banana cultivation has brought smiles on her face. She earned Taka 30,000 by selling banana.

Mowmita said it was very difficult to run the family without any income. “I had no income source. My husband was a drug addict. His contribution was very poor to my family. Even, I was unable to educate my children. Finally, I decided to divorce my husband. But, I fell into a deep crisis. My brother helped me a lot after the mishap,” she added.

She said, “I took it as a challenge. I took some loan from an NGO and started banana cultivation. After one year, I earned Taka 30,000. This year, I’ve a plan to cultivate banana on more land.”