Bogra turmeric growers getting fair prices this season

Dhaka,  Wed,  26 July 2017
Published : 12 Jun 2017, 21:44:50
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Bogra turmeric growers getting fair prices this season

Bogra turmeric growers getting fair prices this season
Our Correspondent


BOGRA, June 12: The turmeric growers of the district are getting a good price this current season due its high market demand.

The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) sources said turmeric peasants of all the 12 upazilas of the region has brought over 2,200 hectares of land during the current season under Kukurmony variety turmeric cultivation.

One maund of raw turmeric is being sold at Tk 1250 to Tk 1400 in the wholesale market.

"I farmed the spicy crop on 40 decimals of land this season spending Tk 13,000 and got over 80 maunds of output", said farmer Bakul Hossain, 48, at Utholy village under Shibganj upazila.

The landless and marginal female workers of the district have been passing busy time to process the crop from the very early morning to late at night defying severe heat situation across the area, said Enamul Hossain of Merai village under Dupchanchia upazila.

Sub-assistant agriculture officer of DAE Faridur Rahman said the district has immense prospect to grow turmeric using modern technologies.

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