From our Correspondent
Bongaigaon, Feb 12: Eleven youths of Chirang are behind the green revolution on the banks of Aie River in Subaijhar area of Chirang district.
Amar Ali, one of the 11 youths, said that area was full of plantation at one time. “But few years ago, flood had destroyed all these villages and converted them to sandy deserted land. Villagers were compelled to evacuate these lands and settle in other place. These lands remained deserted for few years. But this year, we 11 youths from Madarpur, Saragaon and Deborbil village planned to cultivate these lands. Hence, we formed a self-help group called Madarpur Saragaon Debarbil Krishijyouti Self-Help Group and started to grow watermelon, pumpkin and lentils. We grew watermelons in 50 bighas of land, lentils in 45 bighas of land and pumpkins in 10 bighas of land. We are very happy with the result and optimistic about better production in the future,” he said.
The 11 youths are Amar Ali, Moksed Ali, Vasan Ali, Romezuddin, Abdul Aziz Akondon, Rohom Ali, Asraf Ali, Yakub Ali, Zob Ali, Baser Ali and Abu Bakkar Sheikh. “We have not received any kind of help yet from the agricultural department of Chirang. We purchase everything, including fertilizers, from the market. For water supply, we dug few wells in the area. We received valuable advice from a respectable teacher of the area, Bodiuzzamal. We have employed about 25 people here from our village. We will be able to cultivate here for only few months as during the rainy season the area gets submerged in water,” added Amar Ali.