Boro seedling transplantation nears completion

20 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

RANGPUR: The farmers have already completed transplantation of Boro rice seedling on 92 percent of targeted land area on way to achieve the fixed farming target of the crop in Rangpur agriculture region this season, reports BSS.

“The farmers transplanted Boro rice seedling on 4.48-lakh hectares of land, 92 percent of the targeted 4.97-lakh hectares of land in the region by Monday,” Horticulture Specialist of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) at its regional office Khondker Md. Mesbahul Islam said on Tuesday.

The DAE has fixed a target of producing over 20.88-lakh tonnes of clean Boro rice from over 4.97-lakh hectares of land for all five districts of Rangpur, Gaibandha, Kurigram, Nilphamari and Lalmonirhat in the agriculture region this season.

The DAE and other departments concerned have taken adequate steps to ensure smooth irrigation, supply of fuels, fertilisers and electricity and other facilities to farmers to make the intensive Boro rice farming programme successful.

“Meanwhile, 2.26-lakh irrigation pumps, including 2,746 deep tube-wells, over 2.25-lakh shallow tube-wells, 550 low-lift pumps and 261 other pumps have already been put into operation for irrigating Boro rice fields in the region,” Islam said.

He said transplantation of Boro rice seedling already completed on the low-lying lands, beels, haors, flood-prone and riverine areas where farmers would complete its harvest before the next rainy season.