Aman rice production exceeds target by 9.57 percent in Rangpur Zone

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Aman rice production exceeds target by 9.57 percent in Rangpur Zone

PANCHAGARH, Dec 30 (BSS) – The farmers have produced a record quantity of 29,60,357 tonnes Aman rice, 9.57 percent higher than the fixed target of 27,01,694 tonnes rice, in all eight districts under Rangpur Agriculture Zone (RAZ) this season, officials said today.

The farmers had cultivated T-Aman crop in 10,84,863 hectares land this season against the fixed target of bringing 10,74,03 hectares and they got a super bumper rice production due to average favourable climatic conditions and massive pro-farmer steps taken by the government.

Of them, 36,816 tonnes hybrid Aman rice was produced from 12,694 hectares, 27,94,711 tonnes high yielding Aman rice from 9,93,221 hectares and 1,28,830 tones local variety T-Aman trice from 78,948 hectares land, said Additional Director of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) Mohsin Ali.

The achieved yield rates of hybrid variety Aman stood at 2.9 tonnes clean rice per hectare this time against 2.89 tonnes last year, 2.81 tonnes for high yielding variety against 2.65 tonnes last year and 1.63 tonnes for local variety Aman rice against 1.50 tonnes last year.

The crop grew well and the government extended allout supports to the farmers in achieving the super bumper Aman production this time in the zone.

Rice scientist Dr MA Mazid told BSS that the farmers could successfully cultivate the Aman paddies and many of them also used the latest technologies this season that assisted in achieving the bumper Aman production.

Farmers Abdul Karim, Zulfikar Ali and Abdul Aziz told that they are very happy getting excellent Aman yields and have now engaged their allout efforts to make the Boro and Rabi crops farming programme successful.

They expressed huge satisfactions over the present market prices of the newly harvested Aman paddy in between Taka 8850 and 950 per maund (every 40 kgs) depending on the varieties and qualities in the local markets of region.

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