“Khira” cultivation turns wheel of Bogura farmer Rana’s fortune

Mamun-ur-Rashid, Bogura : 10 Time View :
Update : Friday, March 22, 2024

The commercially cultivation of Khira has turned the wheel of fortune of farmer Rana of Namuit village under Nandigram upazila of Bogura as it has turned the land of the farmer into greener where paddy, potato, mustard grows huge in the area of the district.

Farmer Rana Mia, son of late Kawsar Ali of the village has been eyeing bumper cultivation of khira and getting huge profit as the environment favours of its cultivation in the three bighas of land and it has made a surprise among the cultivators of the same area.

Visiting the area, he had been seen carrying khira into a basket on his head and he told the reporters that he has taken lease the land of other as he has few decimals of land of his own and he has been cultivating brinjal, tomato, khira, pepper in those land for long period of time.

He has cultivated 15,000 seeds of Khira in the 3 bighas of leased land 3 months ago and spent around at Tk.90,000 so far and so far, he has started selling the khira and initially, after 3 days, he has been getting 5/6mounds of khira and around at tk.1800 per mound of khira in the vegetables market.

At present, he has been getting 10 mounds of Khira and selling them in the market at Tk. 1200 per mound and so far, he has sold khira at Tk. 80,000 so far and he is hopeful to get at Tk. 3 lakh by selling Khira in the market.

Contacted, Shaharul Islam, Block Supervisor of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) of Nandigram upazila said that out of many farmers of his block, Rana is one of the remarkable farmers of the area and farmer Rana has regularly been cultivating Khira in his land and he has been visiting his land and providing different advice to extend his cultivation.

Contacted, Gaziul Haque, Upazila Agriculture Officer of Nandigram upazila said that farmer Rana is a very active and energetic person and he has been labouring in his land relentlessly and he would be greatly benefitted by cultivating Khira in his land if the environment favours.

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