Over 100,000 tonnes of winter vegetables are expected to be produced in Netrokona during the current winter season, district agriculture extension department (DAED) office sources informed.
According to the sources, the farmers could bring 5,507 hectors of land under the winter vegetable cultivation exceeding the district's winter vegetable cultivation target which was fixed at 5,125 hectors of land.
The vegetables growers have also started harvesting winter vegetables including tomato, bean, brinjal, cauliflower, cabbage, carrot, radish, guard and bottle guard and supplying them to the kitchen markets in the district, the sources said.
As a result, the prices of winter vegetables remained within the purchasing capacity of the consumers, the sources added.
Deputy director of the DAED Netrakona Dr. Bilash Chandra Paul said that the farmers could bring additional land under vegetable cultivation as the government has taken many farmers-friendly programs including ensuring supplying of improved quality vegetable seeds, fertilisers and other agricultural equipments to the door-steps of the farmers to let them know modern methods of vegetables cultivation by reducing its production costs, according to BSS. - Idrak