TANGAIL, Nov 07: Bottle gourd cultivators of the district are making a good profit this season.
The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), Tangail sources said bottle gourd cultivation is increasing every year. High profit, easy nursing process and low production cost lure the growers to farm the vegetable on more lands.
Farmers started harvesting the vegetable a few weeks ago. That time per piece of bottle gourd was sold at Tk 60 to Tk 80.
Traders of different district now frequently visit the area to purchase bottle gourd and send to different markets across the country.
Haroon Miah, a farmer of Katuli village of Katuli union under Sadar upazila said he has cultivated bottle gourd on 20 decimals of land and is expecting a bumper production.
Vegetables trader Md Arman Ali said bottle gourd has a good demand across the country. Growers make good profit from the farming of the item every season.