NARSINGDI: Bean cultivation is gaining ground in the district as its better yield brings huge amount of money to the farmers.
A large number of farmers especially in the char areas of the district have involved in been cultivation in the recent years considering its economic aspect.Farmers usually cultivate bean on abandoned lands and on the premises of the house. But many farmers are cultivating bean on commercial basis.
Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) sources said over 1200 hectares of land have been brought under bean cultivation in the district as many farmers have changed their lot by growing bean.
Local correspondent recently visited different areas of Sadar, Shibpur and Belabo upazilas of the district and found farmers collecting bean from their fields with much enthusiasm.
Talking to the agency, farmers Abul khair, Abul Hasem, Delwaer Hossain and Robiul said they have improved their livelihoods and economic condition through homestead vegetable cultivation specially bean farming.
They said five to six mounds of bean might be plucked from a bigha of land in a week.
During the full season of Bangla month Kartik to Fulgon, bean may be collected 80 to 100 times from a land.At the beginning of the season, bean is sold at exorbitant prices. But gradually, the price comes down with adequate supply.