Clouds clear over T-Aman prospect in Rangpur

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Clouds clear over T-Aman prospect in Rangpur

RANGPUR: T-Aman paddy field assumes a captivating greenish look in Rangpur Division. — FE photo Our Correspondent

RANGPUR, Sept 19: The T-Aman paddy fields have assumed an impressive greenish look in all the eight districts under Rangpur division.

According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) official sources, DAE set a target to cultivate a total of 10,32,828 hectares of land in Rangpur division during the current season.

In the mid-season the cultivation of T-Aman paddy was seriously hampered due to drought like situation. But the recent rainfall changed the scene and helped the farmers become optimistic again about achieving the target.

In order to make the cultivation programme successful, BADC distributed high quality seeds to the farmers at a reasonable price. Fertilisers, pesticides and other required inputs were also supplied to the farmers at fair prices.

The commercial banks including RAKUB disbursed soft loan to the poor and the marginal farmers during the current season to help them bring all cultivable land under cultivation to achieve the country’s food security, sources said.

Deputy Director of DAE Rangpur, Golam Sobhani said the farmers are so much hopeful of a bumper production of the paddy as a congenial climatic condition is now prevailing in the region.

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