Banana cultivation changes farmers’ lot in Panchagarh
29 May 2015, Nirapad News: Banana cultivation has brought smile on the faces of a large number of farmers at Sonaher and Chilahati village under Debiganj upazila of the district this year.
The farmers of different villages of the district are now getting interest to raise Banana orchards instead of cultivating Jute and paddy.
Farmer, Amol Kumer of Sonaher village in the upazila said “I have cultivated Banana on two acres of land spending Taka 60,000 and got Taka 1.5 lakh by selling Banana.”
Deputy director, Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) of Panchagarh Md Rafiqul Islam told BSS that due to better yield and high profits with less investment they are encouraging farmers to cultivate Banana.
Traders from Dhaka, Khulna and other parts of the country are coming to the area and supplying Banana from Banana orchard. he added.