T-Aman cultivation target exceeds in Gaibandha

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GAIBANDHA, Sept 11, 2018 (BSS) – The high yielding paddy T-Aman
cultivation target has exceeded in all seven upazilas of the district this
season as farmers are expecting its bumper production.

Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) officials here said today the
target for bringing a total of 1, 17,549 hectares of land under T-Aman
cultivation had been set during the current session with fixing the
production target of 3,14,712 tonnes of rice.

But the farming target has exceeded bringing more 6581 hectares of land
under T-Aman cultivation by now thanks to favorable climate condition, they
said.

DAE officials said some 19180 hectares of land were cultivated in Sadar
upazila, 15,230 in Sadullapur upazila, 13,570 in Palashbari upazila, 30,350
in Gobindaganj upazila, 27450 in Sundarganj upazila, 14,150 in Saghata
upazila and 4200 in Fulchhari upazila.

The transplanted seedlings of Aman paddy have already grown well and the
paddy fields turned into greenish look. The growers are so much busy with
nurturing the paddy field alongside the hopes of getting its desired
production this season.

Making the cultivation programme a grand success, Bangladesh
Agricultural Development Corporation distributed high quality Aman seed to
the farmers at a fair price through its sale centers and approved dealers,
the officials added.

Besides, different state run commercial banks including Rajshahi Krishi
Unnayan Bank (RAKUB) are disbursing agri loans on easy terms to the poor and
marginal farmers to help them cultivate the T-Aman paddy, said M. Sarwar
Hossain, zonal manager of RAKUB here.

In addition, DAE has been imparting training to the farmers for adopting
modern technologies for paddy cultivation, crop management and preservation
of quality seed, said Showkat Osman, district training officer of DAE.

To ensure the production target of T-Aman paddy in the district this
year, BMDA has also kept its 505 electricity run deep tube wells fully ready
to irrigate the Aman paddy field, if necessary, said executive engineer M.
Azazul Islam.

Talking to the BSS, deputy director of DAE AKM Ruhul Amin said necessary
measures had also been taken for availability of fertilizers, insecticides
and other agriculture inputs at the grass roots level of the district during
the current season.

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