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DAE expects 1.80m tonnes of T-Aman rice production in Rangpur zone

August 01, 2019 00:00:00

The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) with other agriculture related organisations have engaged into hectic efforts to make T-Aman rice cultivation programme a successful despite floods in Rangpur agriculture region, reports BSS. The farmers are continuing transplantation of Transplanted Aman (T-Aman) rice seedlings in full swing in all five districts of the region where flood situation continues improving rapidly now.

The DAE officials said farmers have already completed transplantation of T-Aman rice seedlings on 0.16 million hectares of land, 25.65 per cent of the total targeted land area for cultivation of the crop in the region.

Horticulture Specialist of DAE at its regional office Agriculturist Khondker Md. Mesbahul Islam said a target of producing 1.80 million tonnes of clean T-Aman rice (27.13 tonnes of paddy) from 0.63 million hectares of land has been fixed for the region this time.

The DAE, Bangladesh Rice Research Institute, BADC, Barind Multipurpose Development Authorities and other organisations have taken ample steps in the pretext of current floods to make the T-Aman rice cultivation programme successful.

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