2,000 hectares to be brought under wheat cultivation in Joypurhat

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2,000 hectares to be brought under wheat cultivation in Joypurhat

JOYPURHAT, 17 Dec (BSS) – The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) has set a target of producing 5,000 tonnes of wheat in all five upazilas of the district during the current rabi season.

DAE sources said a total of 2000 hectares of land will be brought under wheat cultivation and farmers have started sowing wheat seeds on their lands after harvesting T-aman, winter vegetables and other crops.

The DAE and BADC are distributing quality seeds and the commercial banks and NGOs are providing loans among the poor and marginal Farmers of the district.

DAE sources said 500 hectares of land would be brought under wheat farming in Sadar upazila, 1200 hectares in Panchbibi, 200 hectares in Akkelpur, 50 hectares in Khethlal and 50 hectares in Kalai upazila in the district.

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