Present prices of green chilli delight Tangail farmers

Dhaka,  Wed,  24 May 2017
Published : 16 May 2017, 21:34:17
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Present prices of green chilli delight Tangail farmers

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TANGAIL, May 16: Farmers of the district are happy over the production and present market prices of green chilli. Growers of the area generally cultivate Shurjomukhi and Chandmukhi varieties of chilli.

Shurjomukhi variety is being sold in the local kitchen markets at Tk 30 to Tk 40 per kg, where Chandmukhi at Tk 50 to Tk 60 per kg.

Sources said chilli cultivation is not popular in the district. Only a few lands are brought under the farming of the spicy crop. Traders meet the locals' demand for chilli by bringing those from the neighbouring districts.

However, Chandmukhi chilli variety has created a new hope among the cultivators of the region.

The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), Tangail sources said 1,500 hectares of land have been brought under the farming of the kitchen essential. The growers expect to target one tonne of green chilli on a hectare of land.  

Farmer Haroon Miah of Katuli village under Sadar upazila said he is cultivating Chandamukhi green chilli on his 20 decimals of land this season. He has already harvested around 50 per cent of his production and made a handsome profit from it.

He said chilli farming is profitable as a massive production can be achieved from a short area.

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