Aman transplanting works nearing completion in Panchagarh
PANCHAGARH, Sept 2, 2021 (BSS)- As farmers of the district have got favourable climatic conditions and adequate supply of high quality seeds, Aman paddy transplanting works nearing completion here with the hope of bumper production.
Farmers and farm-labourers are passing their busy time in transplanting Aman rice seedlings on their crop lands and nurturing the fields with much enthusiasm for getting more rice production.
Officials of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) said a target of 3,26,644 tonnes of fresh Aman rice has been fixed to collect from 99,695 hectares of land in all five upazilas of the district this season.
Deputy Director of the DAE office in Panchagarh Mizanur Rahman told BSS that the Aman growers have already completed 90 percent farmlands transplantation of Aman seedlings and the remaining lands will be completed next week.
“Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC) distributed adequate quantity of improved quality Aman seeds to the farmers of the district at fair price,” Mizanur Rahman said, adding that the DAE has also distributed Aman seeds, fertilizers and different irrigation and agricultural inputs among 200 Aman growers at a cost of free to make the cultivation programme a success.
Different commercial banks including Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank have also distributed easy term loans to the farmers for helping them to run their Aman cultivation without any financial problems, he said.
Besides, the department has also given training on agro-related modern technology to the farmers for boosting bumper Aman production.