NILPHAMARI: Bumper Aman production expect yield in the Northern region including Nilphamari district in this season due to the suitable soil, favourable weather conditions and timely supply of necessary agriculture inputs.
During visits to different Aman producing villages, including Panchapukur, Kalar Danga, Uttara Shashi, Khokshabari, Tupamari, Uttar Haroya, Laxmichap under sadar upazila of the district, the correspondent found the farmers and labourers are harvesting newly produced Aman paddy on full swing.
Meanwhile, the DAE office was arranged more training programme with carried out campaign for using organic fertilizer before Aman cultivation.
Farmer Mozammel Hossen, 45, son of late Abdul Gani Miah of Uttara Shashi village under Sadar upazila of the district said, “This year I have cultivate of Aman a total of two acres of land, which costs Taka 11,000 per acre. Now I am happy for the good production”.
Another farmer Paritosh Roy, 41, son of Bhabeshawr Roy of Kalar Danga village under sadar upazila said, “This season I have cultivates of Aman on one acre of the land. I expecting minimum Taka 10,000 to 12,000 as average will come profit from the land.
While contacted, Abu Bakar Siddique, Deputy Director (DD) of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), Nilphamari told the correspondent, “The farmers of Domar, Dimla, Kishoreganj, Saidpur and Sadar upazila have been widely cultivate of Aman in this season. This year the cultivation target was 1,13,075 hectors of land and production target was 3,23,709 metric tones. Average the achievement is 1,13,100 hectors of lands”.
“Bumper production of Aman paddy likely in this current season. The BADC office supplied high yielding variety of Aman seeds at a fair price among the farmers of six upazila of the district earlier. The BADC also achieved the production target”, said Ataur Rahman, Senior Assistant Director of Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC), Nilphamari.