Bumper T-Aman production likely in Khulna division
Narail: Farmers are expecting a bumper T-Aman production in 10 districts of Khulna division in the current season.
The districts are: Narail, Jessore, Jhenidah, Magura, Kushtia, Meherpur, Chuadanga, Satkhira, Khulna and Bagerhat.
Department of Agricultural Extension fixed a target to bring 682,684 hectares of land under T-Aman cultivation.
But the farmers cultivated 698,280 hectares exceeding the target and they are expecting to produce 17,70,934 mts paddy this season.
Of the total land, 1,35,395 hectares were cultivated in Jessore disitrct, 33,650 hectares in Narail, 92,200 hectares in Jhenidah, 52,140 hectares in Magura,78,830 hectares in Kushtia, 43,440 hectares in Chuadanga, 25,130 hectares in Meherpur, 82,835 hectares in Khulna, 84,080 hectares in Satkhira and 70,580 hectares in Bagerhat district.
Kalu Talukder, a farmer of Amdanga village in Lohagara upazila in Narail, said he cultivated T-Aman on 15 hectares of land and expecting a bumper production if the favourable weather persists.
He is expecting to earn Tk 4 lakh by harvesting the paddy this season. DAE deputy director M Moniruzzaman said farmers would achieve bumper production due to favourable climatic condition and adequate supply of seeds and fertilizer and insecticides.