Farmers expect bumper Boro yield in Panchagarh

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PANCHAGARH, April 7, 2021 (BSS) – Farmers and Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) officials are expecting bumper Boro production during the current season.

The Boro fields now take greenish look as the tender paddy plants are growing well in all five upazilas of the district.

The farmers are busy and passing their time for nurturing Boro plants and giving fertilizers on the fields with the hope of bumper yield.

DAE office sources said there is no fertilizer and water supply shortage while no pests attack took place, making the agriculture officers hopeful about bumper production.

DAE sources said 30,125 hectares of land have been brought under Boro cultivation in the district with the production target of 1,33,750 tonnes of fresh rice this season.

DAE deputy director Md Mizanur Rahman told BSS that Boro cultivation has exceeded by over 200 hectares of land in the district, though the department fixed the target of cultivation on 30, 125 hectares of land.

The Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC) distributed high quality Boro seeds to the farmers at fair price.

The DAE has also distributed Boro seeds, fertilizers and other agriculture inputs among 200 farmers at free of cost to make the cultivation programme a success.

Different commercial banks including Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank also have distributed easy term loan to the farmers.

The field level agriculture officers are monitoring the Boro fields and giving necessary advice to the farmers for boosting bumper production.