RANGPUR, Nov 16: The growers of early cultivated cabbage in different areas under the district are jubilant as they are earning handsome profit this season.
Presently, harvesting of early cultivated cabbage is going on in full swing across the region and the cultivators are getting satisfactory profit from selling their produce in markets.
In Rangpur many areas including Deuti, Pautana, Nabdiganj at Pirgachha upazila, Mandrain,Changmari in Gangachara upazila, Damdama,Boiragiganj, Ranipukur at Mithapukur upazila, Ikorchali, Alampur of Taraganj upazila, and Keshobpur, Palichara area in Sadar upazila are known for abundant cabbage.
Thousands of peasants in the areas are involved in the farming of different varieties of early winter vegetables including cabbage.
Rabbani, a farmer of Damdama village at Pairaband union in Mithapukur upazila told The Financial Express that he has cultivated cabbage on 45 decimals of land this season and already earned Tk 18,000 from its sale. He is optimistic of achieving more profit during remaining part of the season.
Asadul Mia, another farmer of Deuti village at Pirgachha upazila said that they prefer early varieties of vegetable farming because it is more lucrative than cultivation of paddy and some other crops.
A good number of farmers of the region have changed their financial condition by early cabbage farming since its farming has proved lucrative in recent years, sources said.
Traders from Dhaka and some other districts are coming to the region everyday to buy fresh vegetables including cabbage, sources said.
Different kitchen markets of the region are overflowing with huge quantities of cabbage. The quantity is on the increase as there has been a bumper production of the vegetable this year, said Saiful, a wholesaler at Rangpur city Bazar.
The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) sources said the farming of cabbage and some other winter vegetables is on the rise in the region owing to huge demands and profit. DAE also helps the growers by providing them necessary suggestions and agri- inputs. Due to early harvest the peasants are getting handsome profit, sources added.