Friday, 24 September, 2021

T-Aman cultivation goes on in Jamalpur

JAMALPUR: Transplanted Aman (T-Aman) cultivation in the district is going on in full swing as the agriculture department has a target to bring over one lakh hectares of land under the cultivation during this season.

According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), farmers so far cultivated T- Aman on 4357 hectares of land, reports BSS.

The office said farmers have sufficient T-Aman seedlings to meet the cultivation target as they prepared seedbeds on 4,095 hectares of land.

DAE has fixed a target of T-Aman cultivation on 1,07,960 hectares of land with a production target of 2,92,134 tonnes of rice in the district this current Kharip-2 season.

Upazila wise breakup of the land is as follows: 30,307 hectares in Jamalpur Sadar upazila, 15,034 in Sarishabari upazila, 9,762 in Islampur upazila, 16,451 in Melandah upazila, 8,554 in Dewanganj upazila, 13,348 in Bakshiganj upazila and 14,504 hectares in Madarganj upazila.

The sources said T-Aman cultivation includes high yielding variety (HYV) on 70,700 hectares of land with a production target 1,93,365 tonnes.

 of rice, high breed on 18,560 hectares with a production target of 6,9971 tonnes of rice and local variety on 18,700 hectares with a production target of 28798 tonnes of rice.