Birtamod, Feb. 29 -- The farmers in Jhapa district are generating good income from tobacco farming. Easy market access and good value for their products are the major reasons for farmers to be attracted to tobacco farming.

According to Shambhu Singha Rajbanshi, Bahradashi Village Municipality-1 Ward Chairman, tobacco farming is being done in around 15 bighas of land. He said the farmers are earning more from tobacco in a short period of time, compared to paddy.

Tobacco farming is done for four months, as soon as the paddy harvesting gets complete.

Fagulal Rajbanshi of Bahradashi-1 planted tobacco in 2 kathas of land this year. He planted tobacco in a few areas of his land as he alone works in the field. Planted in mid-November, Rajbans...