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Boro cultivation going on in full swing in Sirajganj

Nilphamari DAE expects 0.35m tonnes of yield this season

Roving Correspondent | January 17, 2018 00:00:00

SIRAJGANJ: Farmers plant Boro saplings on a piece of land on Tuesday. — FE Photo

SIRAJGANJ, Jan 16: Farmers of the district are passing busy time as Boro cultivation is going on in full swing.

According to Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) office sources, around 1,59,000 hectares of land will be brought under paddy farming to produce 0.37 million tonnes of yield this season.

Boro saplings have been planted on some 6000 hectares of land till December 15, sources added.

A good number of day labourers have been working in the Boro cropland and earning Tk 500 to Tk 550 daily.

Mahbubur Rahman of Kazipur upazila will grow Boro on two bighas of land this season. He expressed his hope to get a better yield this year.

Deputy Director of DAE Arshad Ali said the peasants of the district will grow more Boro to recoup the losses they attained during the last monsoon. "All measures have been taken to make the programme a success", the official added.

Meanwhile, BSS from Nilphamari adds: The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) has taken massive programme to cultivate Boro paddy in all the six upazilas of the district during the current season.

The DAE sources said a total of 84,229 hectares of land would be brought under Boro cultivation in the district with the production target set at 3,57,358 tonnes of rice.

To cultivate the paddy in the field, the seedbed has been prepared on at least 4,970 hectares of land, DAE sources said.

Now, the farmers are busy to prepare the seedbeds on the low land with the hopes of growing healthy seedlings for getting desired production through transplanting those.

Deputy director of DAE M Abul Kashem Azad said the farmers of the district are making up their mind to put in their best efforts to achieve the targeted production of the paddy.

The field-workers and crop specialists of the DAE have started rendering their field-level services and exchanging views with the farmers to educate them about the modern method of Boro cultivation for achieving best yielding rate with minimum production cost, the deputy director added.

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