Bumper Aman production expected in Gaibandha
GAIBANDHA, Oct 26 (BSS)- Farmers of all the seven upazilas in Gaibandha district are expecting bumper production of Transplanted (T) Aman Paddy during this current season.
Office sources said Department of Agriculture of Extension (DAE) set a target to bring a total of 1, 18,585 hectares of land under T-Aman paddy cultivation in the district this year with the production target of 3,01,077 metric tones of rice.
Of the total, some 16,550 hectares of land were cultivated in Sadar Upazila, 14,350 in Sadullapur, 12,650 in Palashbari, 29,300 in Gobindaganj, 23,150 in Sundarganj, 13,950 in Saghata and 8,635 in Fulchhari Upazila of the district.
The seedlings of transplanted Aman paddy have grown well and the scenario of the paddy field has turned into greenish look in the district.
Now, the growers are so much busy to nurture the cultivated land in a bid to get desired production to ensure their food security till boro harvest.
Crops production specialist of DAE Safayet Hossain Sarker said favorable climatic condition, proper distribution of high quality seed of BADC and BMDA and timely supply of fertilizers and other agri inputs to the growers are the reasons behind the expectation
Besides, different commercial banks including Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank disbursed agri loan to the cultivators on easy term to help them of Aman production, he also said.
DAE also continues the training programmes to the farmers for adopting modern technologies of paddy cultivation, crop management and preservation of quality seed, said Mir Abdur Razzak, district training officer of DAE.
Abdur Razzak Sarker, an ideal farmer of Baruipara under Kholahati Union of Sadar Upazila in the district, said they were expecting bumper production of Aman paddy this year due to favorable climatic condition and availability of agro inputs.