NARSINGDI: The farmers of the district have cultivated Aman on 1.5 percent more land than the fixed target expecting a bumper production this season, reports BSS.
The crop is growing excellent under favourable climate conditions, officials of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said.Deputy Director, DAE,Narsingdi Latafat Hossain told BSS that according to field level reporting collected by the department , a total of 42,180 hectares of land have been brought under Aman cultivation against the target of 41508 hectares in the district.
He said the target fixed by the DAE exceeded by 672 hectares as a good number of farmers have engaged their all-out efforts to make the current Aman farming successful.
He said the Aman rice production is expected to exceed the fixed target 102790 tones rice this season if there will be no climate risks.
The planted seedlings of Aman paddy have already grown well and the entire paddy fields turned greenery.
The growers are now busy to nurture the paddy fields with the hopes of getting desired production of the crops this season.
The Deputy Director said Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation distributed high quality Aman seeds among the farmers of the district at fair price.He said availability of fertilizers, insecticides and other necessary agri-inputs has been ensured to the farmers of the district during the current Aman season.
Besides, different state run commercial Banks disbursed agriculture loan on easy term among the poor and marginal farmers.