Boro harvesting begins in Manikganj


MANIKGANJ, May 13, 2019 (BSS) – Secretary of the Agriculture Ministry Md. Nasiruzzaman formally inaugurated harvesting of Bri Dhan-89 and Bri Dhan-81today (Monday) as the chief guest at Bhatbaoir village under Dighi Union of Manikganj Sadar Upazila of the district.

Dr Md Shahjahan Kabir, Director General (DG) of Bangladesh Rice Research
Institute (BRRI), S M Ferdous, Deputy Commissioner of Manikganj and Md
Habibur Rahman Chowdhury Deputy Director (DD) of Department of Agriculture
Extension, among others, were present in the function with Dr Md Abdul Muid,
Dhaka Regional Director (Confines Wing) in the chair.

The agriculture secretary said, “Bri-89 and Bri-81Dhan are high yielding
rice. Growers are benefiting more for cultivation of this variety of paddy.”

The government has provided all necessary supports including distributing
agri-inputs among the farmers, he said adding farmers are happy with bumper
boro production in the district.