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Sweet potato cultivation turns boons for Manikganj farmers

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NE National Desk

The cultivation of sweet potato is regaining its lost glory in the district that was disappeared from the district due to various reasons.

According to the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), a total of 131 hectares of land was brought under sweet potato cultivation in all seven upazilas in the district during the current season exceeding its fixed target.

Earlier, the DAE set a target of sweet potato cultivation on 120 hectares of land with a production target of 2,240 tonnes during the current season.

According to BSS, The harvesting of sweet potato has already started and the cultivators are happy after getting high price of the agri produce.

Hashem Ali of Nabagram village under Manikganj sadar upazila said, “Sweet potato cultivation is very easy and it needs no fertilizer and irrigation.”

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