Alexa Man earns Tk 16 lakh per yr farming fish instead of Job

Man earns Tk 16 lakh per yr farming fish instead of Job

Rony Akand, Kalai (Joypurhat)

Published: 20:36 11 September 2019   Updated: 20:36 11 September 2019

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Shujaul Islam of Molamgarihat in Kalai Upazila under Jaipurhat district has changed his destiny in fish cultivation instead of a job. Although he started farming due to lack of jobs, now he is earning Tk 16 lakh per year.

After passing SSC in 2000, Sujaul Islam, started fish farming on 50 decimal leased land with Tk 50,000 capital.

Because of the gaining in the first step, he started to capture one or two ponds each year. Now he has 256 ponds under cultivation.

It is learnt, that Sujaual Islam Shuja, son of Mojahar Ali Pramani, a resident of Molamgari Hat in Kalai Upazila, passed the SSC and remained unemployed. He started his own farming after finding no job. Currently, he has 26 ponds.

Excluding all its expenses, he could earn Tk16 lakh every year. With this success, he has already become the best fishery farmer at the upazila level in 2019. That is why he received the honor crest and various gift items. Seeing the success of Shuja, educated unemployed youths from the neighboring villages have become interested in fisheries. Only as a successful entrepreneur in the fisheries, he has achieved a great reputation in the area.

Suzul Islam said, "I did not get a job because I did not have a higher degree and started fish farming in a leased pond." At first, I became profitable by selling small-fish. Because of the good profit that year, the number of ponds increases from two to three per year. Now, all the expenses excluding income is about Tk 16 lakh a year.

He added, "I am hopeful that unemployed youths will be able to change their destiny if they do not run after jobs and start fish cultivation after being trained up." Even if there is no pond, it can be beneficial to grow long-lasting fish, chicken, and vegetables in leased land.

Zinderpur UP chairman Ziaur Rahman Zia said many people in the area are being interested in fisheries after the success of Shuja.

Kalai Upazila Fisheries Officer Hakibur Rahman said the successful fish-farmer, Sujawal Islam, received various support from the Upazila Fisheries Office for the fish cultivation. He has won the prize three times at the upazila level. He has made a huge response in the upazila fisheries sector, the official also said.