NARSINGDI: Narsingdi farmers are happy as they are getting enough production of the summer vegetables and its fair prices in the local markets this season.
Officials of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said all varieties of summer vegetables have appeared plentifully in local markets in the area from where a huge quantity of the produce is being sent to other parts of the country daily.
Some varieties of summer vegetables have already appeared in local markets with excellent prices making farmers happy in the region as they become financially solvent by selling their products.
In the current season, a total of 70,200 hectares of land have been brought under the summer vegetables cultivation in six upazilas of the district, said officials and experts of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), Narsingdi.
A number of poor farmers in different upazilas of the district have also self-reliant through vegetables farming during the last couple of years and expressed their satisfaction over excellent output of summer vegetables and fair prices.
Various kinds of summer vegetables like lady’s pumkin, brinjal, dondul, karala, basil, finger, kakral, koida, cucumber, patal, borboti, datashack, arum, etc grow abundantly in Shibpur, Belabo, Raipura and Sadar upazilas of the district.
Narsingdi district, a vegetable surplus area, usually supplies 25 to 35 percent of its total production to the capital and other districts of the country after meeting the local demand.