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Grassroots cultivators make profit by growing red spinach

Our Correspondent | October 23, 2018 00:00:00

GOPALGANJ, Oct 22: Farmers of Durgapur and Raghunathpur union councils under Gopalganj Sadar are making good profit by growing red spinach on a vast tract of land.

They are delighted for good production and high market prices.

According to Gopalganj Sadar agriculture office sources, a total of 107 hectares of land have been brought under the leafy vegetable cultivation in Sadar upazila of them 32 hectares in Durgapur and Raghunathpur unions.

Concerned officials and farmers are expecting around 194 tonnes of production which market price is about Tk 4.1 million.

About 350 farmers are involved in farming red spinach this season.

Sushil Gharami of Dumrashur village under Durgapur union said, he cultivated the leafy vegetable on 42 decimals of land this season spending Tk 2,100.

The farmer expects to around 14 maunds of production.

Another grower Rathindranath Barai of Noldanga village of Raghunathpur union said he cultivated red spinach on 52 decimals of land and is expecting to make a profit of Tk 12,000.

Sadar upazila agriculture officer Md Mizanur Rahman said red spinach farming is profitable. It grows well in the district.

Moreover, the popular vegetable requires low production cost. Cultivators across the district are expanding its production for high market demand, he added.

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