Bangladesh

Rajshahi produces 1.97 mln tons of winter vegetables

More than 1.97 mln tons of vegetables were produced in all eight districts of Bangladesh’ Rajshahi division during the recent past winter season. Officials said the acreage of winter vegetables is continuously increasing in the region as a result of initiatives by various government and non-government organizations to reduce gradually mounting pressure on groundwater.

The Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) had set the target to bring 86,653 hectares of land but the farmers had cultivated the seasonal crops on 92,132 hectares in the region including its vast Barind tract during the last winter season.

DAE Additional Director Sirajul Islam told theindependentbd.com that vegetable cultivation has become the best ways of changing fate of the farmers in general with reasonable investment.


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