Abdul Awal, Thakurgaon: In Ruhia of Thakurgaon, the northern district of the country, the interest of farmers is increasing in the cultivation of various types of vegetables. Due to the high price of vegetables, farmers are cultivating vegetables on one and a half times more land this season than last year. It has been seen that vegetables are grown in various places under Ruhia police station including Rajagaon, Akhanagar, Jhaljli, Malankhuri, Kharibari, Bardeswari, Uttar Bathina. On both sides of the road, gourds, coppice, chichinga and gourds are being gathered in numerous lofts. Farmers are busy in groups irrigating the fields, weeding and collecting fruits. Lutfar Rahman, a farmer of Malan Khuri village, said that last year he had benefited by cultivating bitter gourd on 12th century land. This time he cultivated gourds on one acre of land and coppice on 50 hundred acres of land. If the market price and weather is good this year, he expects to sell vegetables worth several lakhs of rupees. Aminul Islam of the same area said that due to the good price of vegetables, we have cultivated bitter gourd in one acre of land and chichinga in one acre of this season. He also said that dung manure, manure, chemical fertilizers and pesticides have to be used in vegetable cultivation. Later, they do not need to apply much fertilizer to grow the winter crop potatoes on that land. It is possible to grow potatoes with a little fertilizer that is used in vegetable cultivation. So he is more profitable in potato farming. Kamal Kant Roy, a farmer of Senua Union, said that it was not possible to plant paddy due to lack of rain in the current season. So I cultivated various vegetables in the abandoned land. It is possible to earn more profit in a short period of time in vegetable farming. On the other hand, traders said that the current situation in the country has increased the price of fish and meat. So lately common people have increased interest in buying vegetables. Various vegetables including gourd, bitter gourd and chichinga are being purchased from different villages of Ruhia and sent to different parts of the country including Dhaka. Sadar Upazila Agriculture Officer Krishna Roy said that the people of Rajagaon, Senua and Dholarhat Unions in Sadar Upazila have always been the best in vegetable cultivation. Along with all types of crops, vegetable farmers are being provided regular advice and assistance by the upazila agriculture department.