- December 15, 2017
Many farmers have complain that frequent power cuts are not helping their efforts to save the harvest from ruin
High value T-Aman paddy planted this season is under threat in the seven upazilas of Gaibandha district due to a sudden change in weather conditions in the area.
While in some areas farmers have successfully planted the seedlings, many farmers said the seedlings they planted are ready to be transplanted but they have been hampered by the lack of rainfall, which they need to replant the paddy to ensure a good harvest.
Cauliflower, gourd cabbage bean, eggplant, radish, potato, pumpkin, chilly, tomato and many others varieties of vegetables already have been planted in the land.
Farmers of Rajbai are becoming more interested in cultivating winter vegetables as it is more profitable than cash crops like paddy and wheat.
Farmers, along with their family members, are seen working round the clock in their fields for preparing land for cultivating winter vegetables.
Not only the traditional farmers but the poor people, who do not have any cropland, are also using unused land around their house to grow vegetables.