RANGPUR: The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) are expecting that the fixed production target of Transplanted Aman (T-Aman) rice may exceed in Rangpur agriculture region this season, reports BSS.
“The farmers have already harvested T-Aman rice on 4.34 lakh hectares of land, around 72 percent of total cultivated land area of 6.03 lakh hectares of land,” Horticulture Specialist of the DAE at its regional office Khondker Md Mesbahul Islam told the agency on Monday.The farmers have so far produced 13.13 lakh tonnes of clean T-Aman rice with an average yield rate of 3.03 tonnes of clean rice (4.545 tonnes of paddy) per hectare of land in all five districts of Rangpur agriculture region.
“The total T-Aman rice output might be over 18 lakh tonnes, higher by over 1.60 lakh tonnes against the fixed production target of 16.39 lakh tonnes of clean rice if the present yield rate continues till completion of harvest this season,” Islam said.
The DAE has fixed a target of producing over 16.39 lakh tonnes of clean T-Aman rice (24.58 lakh tonnes of paddy) from 5.94 lakh hectares of land with a targeted average yield rate of 2.76 tonnes of clean rice per hectare for this season.
However, the farmers have finally cultivated T-Aman rice on over 6.03 lakh hectares of land exceeding the fixed farming target on 5.94 lakh hectares by 9,292 hectares of land in the region.
Deputy Director of the DAE at its regional office Md Moniruzzaman said the T-Aman rice output might exceed the fixed production target as the farmers got superb yield rate after completing harvest of the crop on 72 percent of the cultivated land area.
“The farmers are harvesting T-Aman rice in full swing on way to achieve its super bumper output in all five districts of Rangpur, Gaibandha, Kurigram, Lalmonirhat and Nilphamari in the region this season,” Moniruzzaman added.