T-Aman paddy cultivation begins in Narsingdi

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NARSINGDI Aug 2, 2018 (BSS)-Cultivation of T-Aman paddy has begun in all
the six upazilas of the district.

Sources with Department of Agriculture Extension (ADE) said amid a
favorable climatic condition farmers of the district are now working round
the clock in their paddy fields for transplanting T-Aman paddy seedlings.

The sources said during the current season a total of 40,383 hectares of
land would be brought under T-Aman paddy (BRRI-11,22,30,32,34,39,49 and
Binna-7 verities) cultivation in the district.

Of the total, 31,000 hectares of land would be brought under high
yielding variety (HYV) of the paddy and 9,343 hectares are under local
variety.

DAE Deputy Director Latapat Hossain said farmers of the district in the
meantime have already cultivated about five percent of the total targeted
land.

He said the Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC) has so
far distributed 346 tonnes of seed among the farmers and there is no shortage
of T-Aman seedlings in the district.

The DAE official said over 1,00871 tonnes of Aman rice is expected to be
produced in the district this season.

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