Dwip in Upazila Maheshkhali of Cox’s Bazar, bumper crop of sweet pumpkin has been produced on 20 hectares of land. There is a feeling of happiness among the sweet pumpkin farmers. People from other professions are also showing interest in pumpkin cultivation as the cost of pumpkin cultivation is low and the profit is high. Farmers’ dreams will come true if the pumpkins produced at present can be sold in the market at a fair price. If the environmental conditions are favorable, the farmers will be able to supply sweet pumpkin for sale in the market this week. According to the sources of the upazila agriculture directorate, sweet pumpkin has been cultivated on 10 hectares of land in Hwanak, Bara Maheshkhali, Shaplapur, Chhota Maheshkhali union of the upazila. Sweety, Monika, Bangkok, Tripal. Farmers have planted sweet pumpkin seeds of various varieties including 7 and Sohagi. Abdul Ghafoor, a farmer of Chhota Maheshkhali Union of Upazila, said that it costs 5-6 thousand taka to cultivate sweet pumpkin on 3 bigha land. This year he has planted sweet pumpkin seeds in 8 bigha land. If the yield is good, the sweet pumpkin produced in one bigha of land will be sold for Tk 20-25 thousand. It is possible to sell pumpkins within 70 to 80 days after planting pumpkin seeds in the land. Maheshkhali Upazila Agriculture Officer Rafiqul Islam said that 20 hectares of sweet pumpkin has been cultivated in the upazila. Farmers can sell each pumpkin at wholesale price of Tk 35-40. Sweet pumpkin farmers are happy because of good yield.