RAJSHAHI: Despite the adverse impacts of both the Covid-19 pandemic and the flood, Aman paddy transplantation has exceeded the target in Rajshahi division creating scopes of producing additional yield of the food grain, reports BSS.
The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) has set the target of producing around 22.19 lakh tonnes of Aman rice from around 7.66 lakh hectares of land in all eight districts under the division during the currentseason.But, amazingly, the enthusiastic farmers have brought more than 7.77 lakh hectares of land exceeding the target by 11,540 hectares braving the current pandemic and disastrous situations.
According to the farmers and the DAE sources, the target has been exceeded as the farmers are seen humming towards more paddy farming side by side with suitable climate conditions with frequent rainfall.
Particularly, the farmers are now very much pleased with the present lucrative market price for the latest harvested Aush and Boro paddy and rice in the entire region including its vast Barind tract. After getting the profitable price of their paddy they are seen bustling with farming of transplanted Aman paddy with more attention.