Bumper T-Aman production expected in Khulna region

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Bumper T-Aman production expected in Khulna region

JESSORE, Nov 25 (BSS) – The farmers of ten south-western districts in Khulna division are expecting a bumper production of Transplanted Aman (T-Aman) paddy this current season.

The districts are Jessore, Narail, Jhenidah, Magura, Kushtia, Chuadanga, Meherpur, Khulna, Satkhira and Bagerhat.

The Jessore-based regional office of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) fixed a target of bringing 6,82,684 hectares of land under T-Aman cultivation of the region. But the farmers exceeded 15,556 hectares from the target by cultivating 6,98,280 hectares of land with a production target of 17,70,934 tonnes of yield.

Of the total land areas, 1,35,395 hectares of land were cultivated in Jessore district,33,650 hectares of land in Narail,92,200 hectares of land in Jhenidah,52,140 hectares of land in Magura,78,830 hectares of land in Kushtia,43,440 hectares of land in Chuadanga, 25,130 hectares of land in Meherpur,82,835 hectares of land in Khulna, 84,080 hectares of land in Satkhira and 70,580 hectares of land were cultivated in Bagerhat district.

Moniruzzaman Kalu, a farmer of Amada village under Lohagora upazila of Narail told BSS correspondent that he cultivated T-Aman paddy on 15 acres of land and expected a bumper yield of the crops. He expected production of paddy of Taka four lakh this year.

Asaduzzaman of Baliadanga village under Narail Sadar upazila Said that he also expected production of paddy of Taka 80,000 from His three acres of land.

Additional director of Jessore Regional Agriculture Extension Department MD Moniruzzaman told the News agency that favourable climatic condition, adequate supply of necessary fertilizers and pesticides are the reasons behind the bumper production.

The farmers have cultivated high yielding variety on their with the technical assistance provided by the Department of Agriculture Extension(DAE), said Banik Ramkrishna, deputy director of Narail DAE.

The Bangladesh Krishi Bank (BKB) and other government, non- government banks had disbursed adequate crop loans to make the T-Aman paddy cultivation a complete success in the region.

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