Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 07:57:54 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Faruque Hossain : A successful pulses farmer

photo by

SATKHIRA: Faruque Hossain seen at his pulses field.

By
12th-Sep-2018       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

A Correspondent, Satkhira :
Md Faruque Hossain, son of late Mir Hayatunnabi is a farmer . He is  38 years  old and has been  living  in village Bhadra under  Kushkhali  Union under Satkhira Sadar Upazila in Satkhira district.
 He owns a small farm of five bigha of land which gave only one crop in a year. The produces from this land were only sources for maintaining his family of four persons including his wife, daughter and son.
Due to the frequently happened heavy rainfall and flash flood, he has not been having good harvest of his only crop of Aman paddy for last several years. It was very difficulties for him for smoothly maintenance both of his family as well as his small farm. In this context, Biv, a non-governmental organization of southwestern Bangladesh selected Md. Faruque Hossain as the beneficiary of ICARDA/IFAD funded project on cultivation pulses in fallow land following modern technology.
As part of cultivation of high yielding variety of pulses in the fallow land using improved technology, Md. Faruque Hossain was provided with training on cultivation technology of modern lentil varieties. The contents of mentioned training on various cultivation techniques of modern pulses varieties include land preparation, variety selection, seed collection and treatment, seed sowing, crop's intercultural operations, weeding, pest management, fertilization; specially preparation and application of manure, irrigation and drainage, crop harvesting, post harvest management including threshing, cleaning, drying, grading, bagging and storage, seed management and marketing.
After successful completion of training, Md. Faruque Hossain was provided with 25 kg seeds of BARIMosur-6 for cultivation of 5 bigha of land. Additionally, he was provided with 10 kg of urea and 25 kg of TSP fertilizers free of cost. With the on field consultation of Field Worker of Biva and Sub-Assistant Agriculture Officer (SAAO) local office of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) of the government of Bangladesh, he cultivated BARIMosur-6 covering 5 bigha of land. Md. Faruque Hossain was too devoted to the cultivation of lentil, he invested his all sorts of efforts to gain a handsome return.
Though the climate of this year was not friendly towards successful cultivation of pulses, however, he got a harvest of satisfactory level. At the rate of average yield 220 kg per bigha, Md. Faruque Hossain got a total of 1,100 kg lentil from five bigha of land. Out of 1,100 kg of produced lentil, 500 kghigh quality lentil was suppliedas seed to Village Based Seed Enterprises (VBSE) price of which would be approximately BDT. 45,000/-; 100 kg high quality lentil was stored at his household for next year to cultivate price of which would be approximately BDT. 9,000/-;100 kg was preserved for household consumption price of which would be approximately BDT 6,200/-and400 kg was already sold and at the rate of BDT. 62/= total sold price was BDT. 24,800/-.Total value of the sold and collected lentil (including for household consumption and use as seeds for next cropping)would be BDT. 85,000/-. Moreover, he got additional BDT. 2,500/- selling byproducts of lentil lentil like bran and husk. So, his total of gross return from cultivation of lentil was BDT. 87,500/-.The cost of production for per bighaof land was BDT. 8,696/- and total cost of production for five bigha of land was BDT. 43,480/-. So, his net return from cultivation of lentil in five bigha of land was BDT. 44,020/= (US$ 527).
As a training graduate, in addition to the cultivation technology, Md. Faruque Hossain has also acquired knowledge about the food value of lentil; specially the benefits of pulses consumption as the alternative sources of protein. So, in daily menu of his family, as an essential item, pulses (lentil) has been included which is contributing to fulfilling protein requirement of his family. It will be contributing to development of a healthy family.
Now,  the family of Md. Faruque Hossain is financially more solvent. He has additional cash as savings to expend more for education of his son, family health and other wellbeing. He gained more financial ability to cultivate pulses covering more land in next year and he has planned to expand pulses cultivation in next Robi season. Md. Faruque Hossain is not only expanding pulses cultivation in next season, his success is inspiring more farmers to be involved in pulses cultivation in fallow land after harvesting of Aman paddy..

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Maldives' people reject authoritarian rule and voted for democracy


MALDIVES strongman President Yameen Abdul Gayoom conceded that he lost Sunday's election to his challenger Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, in a speech broadcast live on television Monday, according to the international media. Mr Yameen congratulated Solih and said, "I know I have to step down now."  The Election Commission said voter ...

Cricket »

'Rashid is best but not unplayable' says Mahmudullah


Mahmudullah Riyad sorted out a vigorous 74 against Afghanistan rescuing Bangladesh from a plausible downfall.Mahmudullah Riyad and Imrul Kayes stood tall in the middle when the team was languishing losing all five in the top order in a score of 87 on the board. The duo added 128 runs in ...

International »

Thousands attend funeral for Iran attack dead


AFP :Tens of thousands of mourners attended a funeral on Monday in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz for soldiers and civilians killed in an attack on a military parade.Four militants attacked the Saturday parade marking the start of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, spraying the crowd with gunfire and killing ...

City »

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressing a reception accorded to her by the expatriate Bangladeshis at a hotel in New York on Sunday.


Entertainment »

Mehazabien, Apurba in Puja special play


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Popular pair of the small screen of present time Mehazabien Chowdhury and Ziaul Faruk Apurba worked together in a special play of Durga Puja for the first time. Title of the play is Priyo Tumi. Directed by Mahmudur Rahman Himi story of the play is written by ...

Editorial »

Attack on Iran`s elite guards


IRANIAN Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused US-backed Gulf Arab states of carrying out a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, almost half of them members of the country's elite Revolutionary Guards. Khamenei ordered security forces to bring to justice those responsible for one of the ...

Sports »

Bertens defeats Tomljanovic to secure Korea Open win


AFP, Seoul :Kiki Bertens defeated Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic in the Korea Open final on Sunday, securing her third WTA Tour singles title of the season to continue her career-best year.The second-seeded Bertens came back from break down in the deciding set to defeat the Australian in two hours and 22 ...

International »

World leaders gather at UN under threat from unilateralism


AP, United Nations :With rising unilateralism challenging its very existence, the United Nations convenes its annual meeting of world leaders Monday and will try once more to tackle problems together as a community of nations, addressing threats ranging from Mideast conflicts to the effects of global warming - and also ...

City »

National Professor Anisuzzaman seen among others at the cover unveiling ceremony of a book marking the 80th birthday of eminent writer Hasan Azizul Haq organised by Bangladesh Culture at Jatiya Press Club yesterday.


Entertainment »

Nazira Mou to debut in film with Indraneil


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Viewers’ choice popular actress Nazira Mou has been acting in small screen for many days. She got many offers for acting in big screen. But she did not agree to act due to disliking stories and her roles in those works. When Mou got the proposal from ...

Editorial »

CPJ reveals weakness of journalists by appealing to President


THE Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in a letter to the Bangladesh President has expressed deep concern about the Digital Security Act 2018, which was passed by the Parliament on September 18, and urged him to return it to Parliament for a review afresh.   If this legislation was allowed to ...

International »

Modi faces calls for resignation over French jet deal


Reuters, New delhi :Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced calls for his resignation over allegations of corruption in a military jet deal with France after former French president Francois Hollande was quoted as saying New Delhi had influenced the choice of a local partner.Indian political parties have been gunning for ...

International »

US official in Russia probe suggested taping Trump: Report


Reuters, Washington: The US official who oversees the federal investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election suggested secretly recording President Donald Trump last year and recruiting Cabinet members to invoke a constitutional amendment to remove him from the White House, the New York Times reported on Friday.Deputy Attorney ...

Football »

Tabarez renews with Uruguay until Qatar World Cup


AFP, Montevideo :Despite failing health the veteran coach Oscar Tabarez has signed a four-year contract extension to remain at the Uruguay helm until the end of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the South American country's football federation said on Friday.Tabarez, who suffers from a nerve disorder that forces him ...

City »

People of the Shia community brought out a Tazia procession in the city on the occasion of Holy Ashura. The snap was taken from Azimpur area on Friday.


 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news