10 Feb 2024, 20:38

Boro cultivation begins in Panchagarh

PANCHAGARH, Feb 10, 2024 (BSS) - Farmers in the district has started Boro 
cultivation with much enthusiasm and passing busy time in transplanting Boro 
rice in their respective land.

DAE sources said about 46000 hectares of land have been brought under Boro 
cultivation in all five upazilas of the district with the production target 
of 3,27,000 metric tons of fresh Boro rice. DAE and farmers are expecting 
bumper Boro production, if the weather condition remains favorable till the 
harvesting period.

Earlier, the Department of Agriculture extension (DAE) of Panchagarh 
distributed high yielding Boro seeds, fertilizers among the farmers free of 
cost. The department has also given training on modern technology to the 
farmers to achieve the production target. Different commercial bank includes 
Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank, NGOs has also given short term loans on easy 
term during the season to facilitate the cultivation. 

Deputy director of DAE Md, Rias Uddin told BSS that the field level 
Agriculture officers are monitoring the Boro field and giving necessary 
advice to the farmers to avert the pest attack on Boro field. 


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