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Crops worth Tk 30 crore expected to be produced in Teesta basin

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  • 15 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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Crops worth Tk 30 crore expected to be produced in Teesta basin

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NILPHAMARI: The Teesta river based silver sandy land area of the district has been covered with the greenery by variety of the crops in this current season.

Accordingly, the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) in Nilphamari has expecting yield around Tk 30 crore from variety of crops.

Source of Nilphamari DAE office said, a total 2,945 hectares of sandy lands in Dimla upazila and 328 hectares of sandy lands at the Teesta river based char area in Joldhaka upazila of the of the district.

During visited to different char areas of Dimla and Joldhaka upazila of the district like Jhunagach Chapani, Khalisha Chapani, Dauwabari, Char Khoribari, Baish Pukur, Baburhat, Tunirhat, Pagolpara, Purba Chatnai has covered with the greenery by variety of crops.

Meanwhile, thousands of farmers are trying to make up their last flood losses by growing variety of crops at the area in this winter season.

Farmer Jahidul Islam of Jhunagach Chapani village under Dimla upazila of the district said, “This year I have cultivated the maize in 75 decimals of sandy land, I am expecting good production”.

Another female farmer of the area named as Zarina Bewa said, “My deposited money has run out by buy agriculture inputs due to the price of oil and fertiliser has been rises. Then I have taken a total of Tk. 30,000 as interest from a lender for cultivation”.

“If I get good price, then I will see the face of profit. Otherwise I will bound to sale my cattle’s for pay this high interest loan money”, she added.

While contacted, Deputy Director of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) in Nilphamari Abu Bakar Siddque told the daily sun, “A total 826 hectors of lands crop was affected by the water at Dimla and Joldhaka upazila of the district on last flood.

The farmers of these areas are being brought under incentives for compensating that flood loss. This year the farmers are widely cultivated variety of crops like maize, onion, potato, garlic, mustard, chili, water melon including 10 others crops in Teesta based sandy lands area of Nilphamari district in this winter season”.

“A total of 3,263 hectares of sandy land under Dimla and Joldhaka upazila of the district has planted these crops in the current season.  The farmers of these area has been tending the crops by working hard, if the favorable weather condition being stay up to harvest period the crop production will be around Tk 30 crore”, he added.

However, these helpless farmers of the river based area are weaving the dream of the future around that crops, due to many farmers had resorted to different local lenders for taken high interest loan, when they were failed to get interest free grain loan from the bank.