A smile on the face of a farmer in a mixed crop along the Sangu river
Ashim Roy ,Bandarban correspondent:
Smart Bangladesh pride, we will revolutionize mixed cropping, we are farming brothers – Sonar Bangla soil is pure and grows in 3 days if you drop 1 mustard seed, where can we find such a country – Today, February 2, Thursday morning, from the Sangu river and toured Bandarban market.
Crossing the winding paths of the hills are sprawling fields of mixed crops. In that field, yellow mustard flower ceremony, humming sound of bees. Such a scene of yellow mustard in the crop field can be seen on the banks of the Sangu river. This time the farmer is benefiting from the bumper yield of mustard
50 thousand 840 hectares of mixed rabi crops have been cultivated on the banks of the Sangu river. Cultivation of potatoes, cauliflower, beans, groundnuts, maize and mustard has increased significantly in Chaitali.
About 40,000 hectares of mixed rabi crops are being cultivated on the banks of the Sangu river only in the pasture area.
According to the information of the Upazila Agriculture Office, 6 thousand 8010 hectares of potatoes have been cultivated on the banks of the river which is 1 thousand 4010 hectares more than last season, corn 5 thousand 9002 hectares which is 1 thousand 50020 hectares more than last season. Mustard is 1,985 hectares which is 285 hectares more than last season. Besides potato 790 hectares,Garlic 655 hectares, pepper 890 hectares, kesari 558 hectares, peas 200 hectares, vegetables have been cultivated in more than 2 thousand hectares.
In the current Rabi season, seeds and fertilizers have been distributed free of charge to 10,000 farmers along the Sangu River under incentives. Besides, 200 people have been given the support of the exhibition field.
Ismai Hossain of Taracha union, a farmer under the incentive, said that he is cultivating corn with the incentive of corn from the agriculture office, he did not have to spend money to buy seeds and fertilizers, that is why this farmer expects more profit from the crop.
Mongpu Marma cultivated mustard on uncultivated land with mustard incentive. Due to the accumulation of rainwater during the rainy season, the river bed has to be left behind. Before planting rice, I have cultivated mustard with the incentive of mustard. The crop has been very good. I hope the yield will be good.
Umar Farooq, Upazila Agriculture Officer, said that mixed crops have been good in Sangu river pastures – maize and potatoes, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, almonds, sweet potatoes, cold potatoes, red vegetables, beans, mustard, chillies, beans, pulses. Cultivation of vegetables, brinjal, tomato, has been extensive.