|Farmers of Banqual area happy with mustard cultivation|
DERGAON, Jan 10 - As many as 100 farmers, including several educated youths of greater Banqual area near the Brahmaputra and 50 kms from Bokakhat town in upper Assam’s Golaghat district are immensely happy as their mustard cultivation is likely to yield good results.
More than 500 bighas of crop land in Banqual area are now covered with yellow flowers of mustard plants.
The wetland Bapari Beel, which was dead in course of time, is now used for ahu and boro paddy cultivation by the farmers of Bartal and Banqual area.
Educated youths like Nandanath Daw, Sarudhan Morang, Nomal Loying, Padmakanta Daw, Kalia Daw, Dipen Daw, Suresh Daw and Bihanal Daw, along with others, are now busy with agricultural production, including mustard cultivation.
As farmers of flood-prone areas, they have to depend on ahu and boro paddy cultivation, besides vegetable and mustard cultivation.
This time the mustard production is likely to be bountiful as the mustard plants are in full bloom and the farmers are in the hope that they would be able to harvest a good amount of mustard seed.
The farmers of the flood-hit areas are likely to be benefited from mustard cultivation. Sarudhan Morang, an educated youth who is also cultivating mustard in Bapari Beel said that farmers were in good mood as the production was satisfactory.
“We are expecting good returns from the mustard cultivation as the growth of the plants are satisfactory and a large number of flowers are seen in the field,” Morang observed, with hopes of a bountiful harvest.