Vegetable farming on empty hospital land

  • Mohammad Siddique Molla and his wife Lucky Begum have been farming spinach and vegetables on an empty land of Sheikh Russel Gastroliver Institute and Hospital in Dhaka’s Mohakhali for around a year. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Mohammad Siddique Molla and his wife Lucky Begum have been farming spinach and vegetables on an empty land of Sheikh Russel Gastroliver Institute and Hospital in Dhaka’s Mohakhali for around a year. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • The day-labourer couple began farming on the empty land around a year ago as they did not have work amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    The day-labourer couple began farming on the empty land around a year ago as they did not have work amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • The crops they cultivate include red spinach, water spinach, common spinach, and jute spinach. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    The crops they cultivate include red spinach, water spinach, common spinach, and jute spinach. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Mohammad Siddique Molla says the harvest is good as the place is fertile and offers good sunlight. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Mohammad Siddique Molla says the harvest is good as the place is fertile and offers good sunlight. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Mohammad Siddique Molla and Lucky Begum spend the better part of the day on spinach farming. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Mohammad Siddique Molla and Lucky Begum spend the better part of the day on spinach farming. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Lucky Begum plucking spinach from the field to sell in the market. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Lucky Begum plucking spinach from the field to sell in the market. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu