SYLHET: Even after hail storm and insect attack this season Boro crop has provided a good yield for farmers in Bishwanath upazila of Sylhet this year. Cultivation of Boro paddy has exceeded the target here.
Already Boro paddy on 1.6 thousand hectares of land has been harvested and the farmers are happy at the super yield this year. Most farmers are busy harvesting ripe paddy. There is no labourer crisis this year and the government is providing subsidised rice harvesting machines.According to the Upazila Agriculture Extension Department, the target for borough cultivation in Bishwanath this year was set at 7.2 thousand hectares of land.
Already Boro crop has been cultivated over 7.3 thousand hectares of land. The target for paddy production is 35 thousand metric tonnes this season.
Farmer Jaber Ahmed of the upazila said, “I have cultivated Boro paddy at low cost without insecticides. Compared to other seasons, this time the yield has been as expected.”
“We are also happy getting a good price of paddy in the market,” he added.
Bishwanath Upazila agriculture officer Kanak Chandra Roy said farmers have already harvested 22% of the planted paddy and several sophisticated rice harvesting machines have been distributed among the farmers at subsidised rates.
He further said farmers will be undoubtedly benefited from the good yield of Boro paddy this season. Due to low rainfall this year, the haor areas are not still filled with water and several crop fields are still visible.