Mustard to be cultivated on 7,500 hectares in Joypurhat
JOYPURHUT, Dec 20 (BSS) – The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) has taken a plan to cultivate mustard on 7,500 hectares with a production target of 10,750 tonnes of mustard in the district, sources said.
DAE, Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC) and some NGOs are distributing quality mustard seeds among the farmers. The commercial banks are distributing agriculture loans to achieve the production target.
Of the total land, 2,000 hectares would be brought under mustard farming in Sadar upazila, 3,975 hectares in Panchbibi, 850 hectares in Khetlal, 225 hectares in Kalai and 450 hectares in Akkelpur upazila, the sources added.
Deputy Director of DAE Delbar Hossain told BSS that farmers have already started sowing mustard seeds on their lands after harvesting T-Aman and vegetables.
All necessary steps have been taken to boost the mustard production.