Faridpur, Jan 22 (UNB) –Bumper production of bean and its fair price have delighted the farmers of Sadarpur upazila in the district this year.
Six unions of the upazila- Krisnapur, Sadarpur, Charbisnupur, Charnachipur, Bhasanchar and Akoterchar- saw bumper production of the winter vegetable.
The growers have been successful in cultivating two new varieties of bean -- BARI-4 and IPSA-1-- in the upazila which brought good luck for them.
Visiting Shoilodubi area of Krishnapur union in sadarpur upazila the UNB correspondent found huge beans hanging from each plant and farmers are busy to pluck those for selling.
Farmer Alam Bapary of Shouldubi village said he cultivated bean on 20 decimals of land spending Tk 6,000 and got Tk 20000-30000 profit last year.
“This year, I cultivated bean on 65 decimals of land spending Tk 18000-20000. I am optimistic to get better price than last year,” he said.
Local bean farmers said these beans are regularly sent to different parts of the country including Karwan Bazar, Shyambazar, Madaripur.
Another farmer Abdul Malek Morol of Karirhat village said he cultivated bean on 33 decimals of land this year spending Tk 9,000.
“I have already got back my capital. Beans are still being sold at good rate,” he said.
Farmer Shukkur Ali of Shouldubi village said he has already sold bean of Tk 40,000 this year. Favorable weather and fewer insects are the main cause of good production, he mentioned.
Jonayat Ali of Charbishnopur village said he cultivated bean on 33 decimals of land this year and sold the vegetable at Tk 15 to Tk 20 per kilogram and Tk 520 to Tk 550 per maund.
Upazila Agriculture Officer Bidhan Roy said about 90 hectares of land have been brought under bean cultivation in the area this year.
Bean traders from different areas come to the upazila to buy bean every day, he said.