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Harvesting of Aman goes to end in Manikganj

MANIKGANJ, Dec 07, 2017 (BSS) - The harvesting of Aman paddy is going to end soon in all seven upazilas of the district which was started at the beginning of the Bengali month of Agrahayan with festivities.

The harvesting of Aman was late this year because of cultivation of aman paddy started in late as the rainy season advent came in delay in the areas, said Abdul Malek, one of the Aman cultivators of Gangdubi village under Ghior upazila of the district.

Alimuzzaman Mia, Deputy Director of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), told BSS that though the two time floods affected the production of Aman in some areas. But the overall production of the district was satisfactory, he said.

A total of 13,212 hectares of land was brought under Aman cultivation this year in the district which was 9,786 hectares in last year, Alimuzzaman Mia added.