Oct 26, 2009 – Potato cultivation changing conditions of farmers – New Nation

Potato cultivation has brought smiles on the faces of a large number of farmers at Debiganj upazila of the district this year. The farmers of different villages of the district are now showing interests to cultivate potato more in lieu of cultivating jute and paddy. “I have earned Taka 1.5 lakh to Taka 2 lakh by cultivating potato on 3 acres of land as compared to Taka 80,000 to Taka 1,00,000 from paddy and jute cultivation earlier on the same land”, Monu Islam, a potato farmer of village Kacharipara under Debiganj upazila, told BSS. Safiul Islam, Upazila Agriculture Officer of Agricultural Extension Department (DAE), said the DAE is encouraging the farmers to cultivate potato more due to better yielding of the crop.


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