Betel leaf

Sundhya Jana prepares betel leaf. The healthy leaf is sweet but like the pronunciation of it's name, bitter. It is the main export crop from Sagar Island and many families most important source of income. Depending on market prices, one leaf can fetch 4 - 8 rupees for the farmers. Last year cyclone Aila destroyed almost all their harvest and one year of income was destroyed during the extreme weather that lasted for three days.

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Sundhya Jana prepares betel leaf. The healthy leaf is sweet but like the pronunciation of it's name, bitter. It is the main export crop from Sagar Island and many families most important source of income. Depending on market prices, one leaf can fetch 4 - 8 rupees for the farmers. Last year cyclone Aila destroyed almost all their harvest and one year of income was destroyed during the extreme weather that lasted for three days.
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