October 20, 2022 08:55:11
RANGPUR: Responding to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s call to put every inch of land under cultivation, enthusiastic farmers have started growing winter vegetables on their croplands and farms in the agricultural region of Rangpur.
Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) officials said steps have been taken to inspire farmers and rural people to grow vegetables on their croplands, fallow lands and homesteads to improve production. agricultural.
“A production target of 9,61,170 tonnes of winter vegetables has been set from 40,470 hectares of land for the region during this current Rabi season,” said the additional DAE director for the region. of Rangpur, Mohammad Shah Alam.
Farmers have already put 2,000 hectares of land under cultivation of early varieties of winter vegetables in the Rangpur, Gaibandha, Lalmonirhat and Kurigram districts of the region.
Planting of winter vegetable seeds continues in the region where rural people, including women, are also growing vegetables on their land, near abandoned and fallow land.
“Following the Prime Minister’s call to improve food production following the global crises caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the Russian-Ukrainian war, farmers are growing vegetables with enormous enthusiasm,” Alam said.
Deputy Director of DAE for Rangpur region, Md. Mahbubar Rahman, said farmers are showing interest in growing winter vegetables after securing repeated bumper crops at fair prices in recent years.