Sylhet farmers start growing different crops to recoup losses from early floods

Dhaka,  Sun,  20 August 2017
Published : 20 Jun 2017, 21:22:22
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Sylhet farmers start growing different crops to recoup losses from early floods

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SYLHET, June 20: With a target to recoup the loss due to prolonged early floods in the region, farmers in all the four districts of Sylhet division have completed cultivation of different crops of Kharif-1 season covering a total of 19,772 hectares.

They have cultivated summer vegetables of different kinds on a total of 17,158 hectares, including 5725 in Sylhet, 3,848 hectares in Moulvibazar, 5025 hectares in Habiganj and 2,560 hectares in the district of Sunamganj, additional director of DAE, Sylhet divisional office, Md Altabur Rahman said on Tuesday.

Besides, chilli has been cultivated on 387 hectares, ginger on 494 hectares, turmeric on 754 hectares, groundnut on 78 hectares, sesame on 265 hectares, mung bean on 117 hectares and sugarcane on 519 hectares, he added.

Although much of the croplands were inundated by the recent incessant rain water in some areas, the farmers of the area managed fresh farming. Besides, wetland is necessary to grow some varieties of vegetables.

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