Boro cultivation exceeds target in Narsingdi

5 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

NARSINGDI: The Boro cultivation in Narsingdi district has exceeded the target this year.

The farmers in district have increased Boro farming by more than five times to recover from the losses incurred during the last season, while farmers in the district are cultivating Boro as they got unexpected profit from the crop as well as the straw last year.

Cultivation of Boro paddy has completed in all the six upazilas of Narsingdi district. The farmers of the district have finally cultivated Boro in 55318 hectares against the target of 55300 hectors this season, reports BSS.

Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) official sources said, of the total targeted lands, the farmers have cultivated 529 hectors of land under Hybrid variety of paddy, 54439 hectors of land under High yielding variety of the Boro paddy and 350 hectors land under local variety.

The crop fields are now in deep greener eye-catching looks everywhere as the Boro plants are growing excellent. The enthusiastic farmers have engaged in all-out efforts in making the Boro programme successful. They hope for increasing the overall rice production in the district.

Deputy Director of DAE, Narsingdi, Shovah Kumar Dhar told the agency that the Boro cultivation has exceeded the target. The farmers have brought additional 18 hectors of the total targeted land.

He said, government has been provided quality seeds, fertilisers, pesticide and agri-loans to the farmers for making the Boro cultivation programme successful.

The Deputy Director also said if the climate condition has remained favorable up to harvesting period the target of production 225000 tons of Boro rice must be exceed in the district.