Tomato growers of Godagari upazila in Rajshahi district have been blessed with a good harvest this year thanks to the favourable weather.
The juicy vegetable has brought smiles for tomato growers as it is so far proving to be profitable as market price is satisfactory.
Godagari upazila is famous for tomato cultivation and every season, tomatoes worth Tk several lakh are grown and traded in the upazila.
Tomato cultivation has been going on in the upazila for the last two decades and farmers witness a bumper production of tomato every year.
Many people of the upazila became self-reliant by cultivating tomatoes.
This year, the local agriculture officer set a target of bringing 3,600 hectares of land under tomato cultivation in 2021-2022 Robi seasons with an expectation of producing 66,000 tonnes of tomatoes in the district, said M Abdul Auwal, deputy director of Rajshahi Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE).
Already, 3,517 hectares of land have been brought under tomato cultivation in the district and of these, 2,960 hectares of land were brought under tomato cultivation in Godagari upazila, he said.