Solar irrigation brings new dimension to agriculture

Our Correspondent | Sunday, 21 April 2019

BOGURA, Apr 20: Solar power pump irrigation has brought a new dimension to agriculture sector across the district during the current Boro season.
Reduction the pressure on underground water and proper use of surface water in the drought-prone areas are the main reasons for the initiative.
More than 260 hectares of Boro fields have come under the solar irrigation in the district from where around 300 tonnes of crop would be produced.
Farmer Mahdi Adib under Shibganj upazila said solar power water improvement scheme is helpful for the growers. "We expect that the scheme will cover more land in the coming seasons."
DAE official sources said Irri-Boro cultivation requires frequent irrigation. The solar power scheme will help reduce pressure on underground water.
He said steps should be taken to cover all crop fields under the scheme to save the environment from further degradation.
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