Bumper T-Aman production likely in N-region

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Bumper T-Aman production likely in N-region

RANGPUR, Oct 1 (BSS) – A bumper production of Transplanted Aman (T-Aman) is likely in the country’s food granary of northern region as the crop grows excellent amid favourable climatic conditions this season.

“The farmers have finally cultivated the crop in 18,69,718 hectares land exceeding the fixed farming target of bringing 17,63,888 hectares by six per cent in the region this season,” officials in the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said today.

The T-Aman crop is growing excellent following recent adequate, timely and frequent rains and the farmers have already started harvesting early varieties like BRRI dhan 33, BRRI dhan 39, BINA dhan 7 etc in Rangpur division.

“We are expecting bumper production of about 49 lakh tonnes Aman rice against the fixed target of producing 46,23,119 rice this season in the northern region,” the sources said.

In eight districts under Rangpur Agriculture Zone (RAZ), farmers have cultivated T-Aman on 10,85,000 hectares land that is higher by nearly six per cent than the fixed farming target of 10,23,822 hectares this season,” Horticulturist Mezbahul Islam said.

The farmers have exceeded the fixed farming target of T-Aman in all eight districts of Rangpur, Gaibandha, Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari, Dinajpur, Thakurgaon and Panchagarh districts under the RAZ this season.

Farmers Abul Kalam Azad, Nurunnabi and Haripado Das here today said their T-Aman fields are growing excellent following frequent seasonal rainfalls throughout the farming season and they are waiting for a bumper harvest.

Talking to BSS, renowned rice-scientist Dr MA Mazid said the T-Aman plants have been growing excellent in the fields now predicting bumper production of the major cereal crop this year everywhere in the northern region including the RAZ.

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