This year, banana growers in different areas of Rangpur are hopeful of getting a plentiful yield of the fruit. The Deputy Detector of the regional Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) Agriculturist said farmers have cultivated bananas on 2,559 hectares of land in all five districts of the region during the current rabi season.
Growers are enhancing cultivation of bananas as a cash crop every year to reap more profits after being inspired by the DAE and other agriculture related organizations. With DAE assistance, many small and marginal farmers have cultivated bananas in all districts of Rangpur, Gaibandha, Kurigram, Lalmonirhat and Nilphamari districts in the region this season.
Deputy Director of the DAE for Rangpur Agriculturist Dr. Md. Sarwarul Haque said cultivation of bananas along with vegetables in relay methods on mainland and other lands has become popular to change the fortunes of many people in the region.
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