2.81 lakh tonnes of mustard yield expected in Rajshahi

24 November, 2020 12:00 AM printer

RAJSHAHI: Around 2.81 lakh tonnes of mustard seed yield are expected from around two lakh hectares of lands in all eight districts under Rajshahi division during the current Robi season.

Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE)’s different initiatives and favorable climate conditions in the region during this Rabi season becomes a boon for mustard plants to grow well, predicting bumper productions, reports BSS.

At present, entire farming fields have started turning into yellowish, creating an eye-catching look.

Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) has set a target of producing 1.11 lakh tonnes of mustard from 78,300 hectares of land in four districts of Rajshahi Agricultural Zone while another 1.70 lakh tonnes from 1.20 lakh hectares of land in four other districts of Bogura Agricultural Zone.

Sirajul Islam, Additional Director of DAE, said 60,000 farmers were given seeds and fertilizers free of cost for cultivating mustard in the division under the government’s agriculture incentive programme.

In addition to the DAE, various other research and development organizations like Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI) and many NGOs have taken adequate steps in collaboration with other departments this season to achieve the fixed production targets.

The agri-departments and NGOs have already provided quality seeds, necessary inputs and training on the latest technologies to the farmers.

The landless and marginal farmers have also brought vast tracts of the sandy char lands under mustard cultivation this time in the Ganges basins and the crops are growing excellent everywhere in the region.

Abdul Mazid, 35, of Nandigram village under Durgapur Upazila, said he had cultivated mustard seed on two bigha of land last year and got yield of six mounds per bigha.