The pumpkins of Arial Beel

  • Farmer Siraj Dhali arranges pumpkins for sale in the Gadighat area of Srinagar Upazila. This year, he invested Tk 35,000 to grow pumpkins on 28 percent of his land. Now he is selling them for Tk 100,000. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Farmer Siraj Dhali arranges pumpkins for sale in the Gadighat area of Srinagar Upazila. This year, he invested Tk 35,000 to grow pumpkins on 28 percent of his land. Now he is selling them for Tk 100,000. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Farmers cultivate a variety of vegetables in Arial Beel during the winter season as the soil is very fertile. Pumpkins are the most commonly grown of vegetable. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Farmers cultivate a variety of vegetables in Arial Beel during the winter season as the soil is very fertile. Pumpkins are the most commonly grown of vegetable. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A farmer attends to pumpkins cultivated at Arial Beel in Munshiganj’s Srinagar Upazila. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A farmer attends to pumpkins cultivated at Arial Beel in Munshiganj’s Srinagar Upazila. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Pumpkins harvested from Arial Beel in Munshiganj’s Srinagar Upazila are brought to Gadighat on boats for selling. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Pumpkins harvested from Arial Beel in Munshiganj’s Srinagar Upazila are brought to Gadighat on boats for selling. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A boat filled with pumpkins is seen at Arial Beel in Munshiganj’s Srinagar Upazila. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A boat filled with pumpkins is seen at Arial Beel in Munshiganj’s Srinagar Upazila. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Ripe pumpkins from Arial Beel are brought to Gadighat in Srinagar by boat. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Ripe pumpkins from Arial Beel are brought to Gadighat in Srinagar by boat. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The pumpkins of Arial Beel are well known and each pumpkin sells for Tk 50-2000 depending on its size. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The pumpkins of Arial Beel are well known and each pumpkin sells for Tk 50-2000 depending on its size. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Ripe pumpkins from Arial Beel are brought to Gadighat in Srinagar by boat. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Ripe pumpkins from Arial Beel are brought to Gadighat in Srinagar by boat. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Massive pumpkins are also cultivated in Arial Beel, some of which weigh nearly 75 kilograms. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Massive pumpkins are also cultivated in Arial Beel, some of which weigh nearly 75 kilograms. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove