Combined fruit gardens gain ground in Chuadanga

Published : 28 Sep 2022 09:28 PM | Updated : 28 Sep 2022 09:28 PM

Settings of Combined Fruit Garden are increasing under the auspices of educated un-employed youths and farmers in 4 upazilas of Chuadanga district. The un-employees are providing themselves as self-employee in the areas at the sector. 

The fruits plants are orange, citron, pomegranate, papaw, cocoanut, plum, guava, lemon, green cocoanut, shaddock, chary, custard apple, malta, Bari-11 (baromesi aam), dragon, jackfruit, mewa, grape etc. Farmers and educated youths have been growing fruits making separate plots in a garden on from 1.5 bighas to 30 bighas of land.  

Well known entrepreneurs are Abdul Kadir Sohan of Mohila Collegepara in Chuadanga district town, Mohammad Jablul Bashar Selim Biswas of village Gaidghat in sadar upazila of the district, Sohel Akram of Courtpara in Chuadanga district town, Haris Chowdhury of village Dinnathpur in Sadar Upazila, Sojol Ahmmed of village Manikpur in Jibannagar Upaizila, Hridoy Mollah of village Raypur in Jibannagar upazila of the district, Saddam Ali of Jibannagar in the district and Laijor Rahman of village Majhhad in Alamdanga upazila of the district.  

According to District Agriculture Extension Department of Chuadanga, about 55 hectares of land has been taken under combined fruit garden this year whereas 50 hectares of land was cultivated last year.  

The sources added, the entrepreneurs have taken under combined fruit garden on 20 hectares of land in sadar upazila, 15 hectares in Jibannagar upazila, 05 hectares of land in Alamdanga upazila and 15 hectares of land in Damurhuda upazila. 

Abdul Kadir Sohan of village Mohila Collegepara in Chuadanga town and owner of Monomila Garden is cultivating guava, malta, orange, mango on 30 bighas of land at Bujrukgogori area in the town from 2017. After reigning services he started his career as entrepreneur of agriculture, livestock and fisheries in the district. He is also Diploma in Agriculture and Hafej in the holey Quran. Many youths are motivated to make gardens and others following him. 

Mohammad Jabalul Bashar Selim Biswas of village Gaidghat in sadar upazila of the district is producing plum, Biri mango-11, dragon, malta, guava, orange, chary, Thai Katimon mango, jackfruit on 20 bighas of land at Gaidghat village in the upaizla. 

Sohel Akram of Chuadanga district town has made a combined fruit garden at village Loknathpur in Damurhuda upazila of the district on 20 bighas of land with baromesi mango, orange, pomegranate, cocoanut, seedless lemon, custard apple and sarif (locally called mewa)  

Haris Chowdhury of village Dinnathpur in Sadar Upazila of Chuadanga district started to cultivate fruits from 2020 on 03 bighas of land, but he has been cultivating Bari-11, Katimon, (baro maser aam), malta, China orange, Darjiling orange at the village.    Sojol Ahmed of village Manikpur in Jibannagar upazila of Chuadanga district has been growing jackfruit, malta (4 types of variety), orange (3 types of variety), plum (4 types of variety), mango (18 types of variety) at his village. 

Laijar Rahman of village Majhhad in Alamdanga upazila of the district has been cultivating guava, malta, lemon, plum on 6 bighas of land at his village. 

It may be mentioned here Jony, a student of honors 2nd year of Chuadanga Government College of village Gopinathpur in sadar upazila of the district has cultivated seedless lemon on 1.5 bighas of land, and bearing all his tuition and family expenses to sell the lemon.     

This combined system cultivation is very profitable.  Local businessmen and other parts of the country contact with them over cell phone or physically for buying those, after confirmation from them the businessmen come to the garden and purchase.

 The growers earn weekly to sell their produces whole year for combined fruit gardens. 

Bivash Chandra Saha, Deputy Director of Chuadanga Agriculture Extension Department said we are motivating concerned persons including farmers and un-employed educated youths to cultivate not only one type of fruit but also cultivate other fruits in a garden as they are being motivated and increase combined fruit garden in the district.  

He also stated they are using composed fertilizers, following modern technology and providing country made appliances to prevent insects in the sector.