Bumper crop output makes Rangpur char people happy
In the Rangpur agriculture region, harvesting of various crops cultivated on charlands and dried up riverbeds has already been accomplished with bumper yield, making hundreds of char people happy this season.
Crops were cultivated on about one lakh hectares of charlands in the region during the just-ended Rabi season, according to officials from the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE).
On the char lands, crops such as pumpkin, mustard, watermelon, 'kawn,' onion, garlic, chile, pulses, potatoes and other vegetables, maize, wheat, squash, gourd, capsicum, Boro rice, groundnut, banana, and a variety of other crops were mostly grown.
Hundreds of char people living in riverine areas like Nilphamari, Gaiabndha, Kurigram, and Lalmonirhat in the region are benefiting from the cultivation of diverse crops on char lands, which is reducing poverty and improving livelihoods.
Hundreds of char people have achieved self-sufficiency in the region over the previous thirteen years by farming crops utilizing intercropping methods on char lands with help from the government and several NGOs.