Green crops increase beauty of Padma char
RAJSHAHI, Feb 11: Green crops produced in Padma char have increased the beauty of the areas.
The Padma River is located to the south of the city. During the full season, there is much water in the river. However, this situation does not last long. Most of the time the river remains almost dry when numerous chars arise.
This year also the water has decreased. So, a vast char area has emerged on Padma riverbed. In this vast char, various types of crops are cultivated. The nature lovers are fascinated to see the green beauty of the crops.
This year, various crops have been cultivated on 4,327 hectares of land in Padma char area, said sources at the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) in the district.
According to field sources, local people have been cultivating different crops and vegetables in the area for the last several years. This cultivation has created employment opportunities for local people.
After visiting Shreerampur area, it was found that various crops, like lentil, mustard, wheat, maize and different types of vegetables have been cultivated in the area.
This year, Sagar Sheikh of the area has cultivated pea on 50-bigha land in Padma char. He said after the water receded, he cleaned weeds and made the land suitable for cultivation. He had spent Taka 2.5 lakh for the cultivation and hoped that he will make profit after selling the products.
Additional Director of Rajshahi DAE Shamsul Haque said, farmers have been cultivating various crops in Padma char due to low cultivation cost.