Boro harvest begins in Narsingdi

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NARSINGDI, May 3, 2018 (BSS) – Harvesting of Boro paddy has started in
all the six upazilas of the district and it will get full momentum from the
second week of May.

Official and farmers are expecting a bumper production of paddy in the
district this season as the crop has grown excellent under favourable
climate. But the recent storm and heavy rainfall hampered the harvesting of
crops.

Deputy Director (DD) Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE)
Narsingdi, Latafat Hossain told BSS that the DAE has fixed a target of
producing 2,15,000 tons of Boro rice from 54,800 hectares of land.

He added storm and heavy rainfall may hamper the target of Boro
production. The farmers finally cultivated Boro on 55,600 hectares of land in
the district. DAE provided the farmers with logistic support including seeds
and fertilizers and necessary equipment

The DD said the farmers of the district have already harvested about 20
percent of Boro dhan. The harvesting will continue till last week of May.

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