Massive IRRI-Boro cultivation scheme in Sunamganj

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Massive IRRI-Boro cultivation scheme in Sunamganj

SUNAMGANJ, Dec 26 (UNB): An intensive scheme has been taken up to bring some 0.150 million hectares of land under IRRI-Boro cultivation in 11 Upazilas of the district with an output target of 0.5 million mts rice.

Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) sources said of the total, some 15,155 hectares will be brought under hybrid variety, 0.122 million hectares under high yielding ‘Ufsi’ variety while 13,225 hectares under local variety.

DAE sources said some 12,200 hectares will be cultivated in Sadar Upazila, 11,600 hectares in Dakkhin Sunamganj, 6,950 hectares in Doarabazar, 7,200 hectares in Biswambhapur, 17,100 hectares in Jagannathpur, 14,100 hectares in Jamalganj, 7,600 hectares in Tahirpur, 27,550 hectares in Dharmapasha, 8,089 hectares in Chhatak, 20,500 hectares in Derai and 17,425 hectares in Shalla Upazila.

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