NARSINGDI: The Depart-ment of Agricultural Extension (DAE) has taken a massive programme for boosting the cultivation of Boro paddy at six upazilas in the district this season, reports BSS.
According to DAE sources, a total of 55,561 hectares of land will be brought under Boro paddy cultivation in the district this season.Of the total land, 54,600 hectares of land would be brought under hybrid, 618 under High Yielding Variety (HYV) and 343 hectares under local varieties of paddy.
Shovan Kamur Dhar, deputy director of DAE, told BSS that there is no shortage of Boro seedlings in the district.
He said farmers of the district have already started plantation of Boro seedlings in different areas of the district and about 20% of land have been cultivated in the district so far. He said the cultivation would be continued till the 2nd week of February.
The deputy director said if there is no weather hazards over 250,000 tonnes of Boro paddy would be produced in the district this season.
He said the local DAE provided the farmers with logistic support including seeds and fertilizers.
Beside Bangladesh Krishi Bank, Sonali Bank, Agrani Bank, Janata Bank and BRDB are distributing short term loan to the farmers.