The maize cultivation is increasing in river side as well as char areas in all the nine upazila in Kurigram, district as it is profitable.
A total of 16 Rivers including Brahmapuitra ,Dharla, Teesta,Dudkumar, Fulkumar, Gangadhar, Kaligani,Sonavory and Zinzeram are flowing through the district causing a good number of vast sandy char areas here. The cultivators in the district are cultivating in river side as well as these fellow char areas in a large scale every year. At present the cultivated maize plants have been grown up which have been created greed revolution and are drowsing in the air. The farmers are laughing observing and expecting bumper production of maize in this year.
Maize is more nutritious than rice and wheat and the demand is more in the market. The production cost is few but profit is more. Consequently, the farmers are very eager to cultivate maize in a large scale which is extending periodically. While visiting on the spot at Char Holokhana,mastererhar,Nankhar char of the Dharla River side,Bhogdanga ,Pachgachi, Jatrapur and Char Mogolbacha under Sadar upazila,Raiganj,Bamondanga,Berubari,Kaliganj,Bhetorband,kacahakata,Kedar,Ballaverkhas,Noonkhawa and Narayanpur union under Nageswariupazila. A good number of vast tract of barren sandy char areas have been cultivated maize.
The farmers are being cared the maize fields applying fertilizer and anti-insets as per suggestions of agriculture department.
AinulHaque 30 Kalarchar under Narayanpur union under Nageswariupazila told that this variety of crops produces more than thirty maunds in per bigha of land which is sold at taka 1200-1400 per maund.He has cultivated maize on his eight bighas of land where all the trees are blooming flowers now.