NETRAKONA May 15, 2019 (BSS) – Boro paddy harvesting in this district known as ‘grain bowl’ is continuing for last two weeks while agriculture department expecting bumper production this season.
Officials of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) and farmers said they are expecting bumper production of the Boro rice this season after seeing the better yielding rate of the crop.
BSS correspondent while visiting different areas of the district saw that the farmers were passing their busy times in their Boro fields for harvesting the golden colored ripened Boro paddy with festive mood.
According to the DAE about 60 percent of the ripened Boro paddy has been harvested.
This year target was fixed for bringing 1,81,952 hectors of land under Boro cultivation with a plan for producing 7,22,821 metric tons of the rice. However, Boro was cultivated a total of 1,84,600 hectors of land, exceeding this year’s target.
Deputy Director of the DAE Habibur Rahman said farmers could farm Boro paddy on additional 2,648 hectors of land this as the weather condition was favorable and different state-run agencies including BADC, BCIC and PDB ensured proper supply of high quality seeds, seedlings, fertilizers, uninterrupted electricity supply and irrigation machineries and agricultural inputs at the door-steps of the farmers following directives of the government.
He said, over 7.5 lakhs metric tones of the Boro rice are expected to be produced in the district if the weather condition will remain favorable till ending of the harvesting period.