Papaya is supplied to the different markets including Dhaka after fulfilling the local demand
More and more farmers of Manikganj’sSingair upazila are getting into the cultivation of Papaya for finding it an effectively profitable venture.
A vast area of the upazila is covered with green papaya fields and the farmers are busy cultivating, nursing and harvestingall year round.
Papaya is supplied to the different markets including Dhaka after fulfilling the local demand.
A lot of families are cultivating papaya and expanding its cultivation every year, according to the local Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) sources.
JoynulAbedin of village Char Nayadingi and Monayem Ahmed Biplob of village Azimpur said they are expecting a profit of Tk8-10 lakh this year from papayacultivation.
FazalHuq, another cultivator of village Meghulia, said he has already earned about Tk1.5 lakh selling papaya from his six bigha-land and he expects to earnat least Tk5-6 lakh in the current season.
Singair Upazila Agriculture Officer Tipu Sultan Swapan said a total of 985 hectares of land was brought under papaya cultivation inthe current season with a production target of 31,600 tons.
He said the DAE is giving necessary training to cultivators and advices visiting the areas regularly for improved production. So, the cultivators of the upazila are feeling encouraged to cultivate the fruit.