Melon farming gains popularity in Narsingdi char areas

Dhaka,  Thu,  29 June 2017
Published : 14 May 2017, 21:50:29
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Melon farming gains popularity in Narsingdi char areas

NARSINGDI, May 14 (BSS): Cultivation of melon (Bangi) is gaining popularity in the district due to its good market price.

Successful yield of the juicy fruit brings substantial amount of money to the farmers. Melon is a nutritious fruit. It is generally cultivated in char lands where scope of others crop cultivation is limited.

Hundreds of farmers in the char areas of Sadar, Raipura and Belabo upazilas have involved themselves in Bangi cultivation in the vast areas of infertile char lands of Meghna and Arial Kha rivers for long years and they are becoming self-reliant.

The farmers of the char villages are used to cultivate melon on commercial basis. With minimum financial involvement the farmers can harvest thousands of Bangi fruit worth about Tk 0.1 million from one acre of land.

Deputy Director of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) Latafat Hossain said over 1,000 acres of land have been brought under the Bangi cultivation in the three char upazilas of the district.
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