Siyam Hoque

Published:
2020-05-09 16:06:56 BdST

Army’s vegetable procurement reduces farmers’ woes


NEWS DESK

When vegetables growers of Kushtia were passing days in great worries about marketing of the produces, the army came forward to give them relief to some extent by buying vegetable directly from the field.

During a recent visit to Bittipara, Laxmipur and Sheikhpara wholesale markets, the UNB correspondent found that though the wholesale buyers are being profited, the marginal farmers are counting losses. The wholesale buyers come to the markets from Dhaka and collect vegetable.

Due to the coronavirus crisis, there is no option for farmers in the region but to sell vegetables to wholesalers at low prices.

Sources say around 200-250 maunds of eggplant come to the wholesale vegetable markets of Kushtia every day. Local storekeepers and retailers buy a portion of these vegetables. However, the major portion of the vegetables goes to the vegetable market in Kawranbazar.

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