Bumper Aush paddy production in Panchagarh

26 August, 2019 12:00 AM printer

PANCHAGARH: Farmers are happy with bumper Aush paddy production in the Panchagarh district, which is significantly contributing to ensure their food security.

An official of Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) said, “Cultivation of Aush paddy is increasing thanks to lower production cost…After Boro cultivation, farmers are getting time for growing Aush paddy, which eventually is increasing production of the staple crop in the country.”

He said a total of 500 hectares of land were brought under Aush paddy cultivation with the production target of 2,800 tonnes, reports BSS.

Deputy-Director of DAE in Panchagarh office Abu Hanif said, “We are providing agri-inputs including quality seeds, fertilizer free of cost….Farmers are also getting other technical supports, which are encouraging them for cultivating paddy.”

By developing high-yielding varieties of Aush paddy, farmers are getting 16 to 18 maunds of paddy per bigha, he added.