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T-Aman harvest goes on in Sylhet

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  • 10 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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T-Aman harvest goes on in Sylhet

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SYLHET: Harvest of T-Aman paddy is going on in full swing in Sylhet division. There are total 3 percent harvesting already completed as of on Monday as the favorable weather prevailing in this area according to the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE).

They hoped that the full pledge harvesting will be starting within the next ten days, if the weather situation prevailing in the same way, the officials informed to the reporter.

According to the Sylhet DAE office there are 1,13,580 hectares of land in Sylhet district, while in 67,345 hectares of land in Habiganj, 87,198 hectares of land in Moulvibazar and 47,745 hectares of land in Sunamganj district have been brought under T-Aman paddy cultivation of this year.

With the target of 10,18,474 tonnes rice, a total 3 lakh 15 thousand and 868 hectares of land had been cultivated for T-Aman paddy in Sylhet division of  this year, said, Dilip Kumar Odikari, Deputy Director of Sylhet DAE.

There is no irrigation problem as the river, canal and haor were situated near the majority paddy field, said the many farmers. Where moderate rain water was add the blessing for their smooth cultivation.

However, many farmers were faces a bit insect attacked in this year like the previous year. But now they rid of this problem.

Joglu Ahmed, a resident of Borolekha Upazila said, due to the favorable weather I cultivate of 10 acres of T-Aman paddy. And I hope I will get bumper output.

Like Joglu many people expected to get the good production for the suitable weather and others government facilities.

Kuddus Ahmed, a worker of Josnu Mia paddy fields in Angura Mohammedpur said, we are very much optimistic after seeing the paddy field as it was full of bumper rice production. He said he will start the harvesting after the ten or eleven days.

There is no labour crises will be happened in this year, like previous year, as the corona situation were now going normal said the many land owner to the Daily Sun.

The Aman cultivators and crops specialists here are expecting bumper production of T-Aman rice after witnessing better yielding rate of the crop.

Talking to this correspondent, Deputy Director of the DAE, Sylhet, Dilip Kumar Odikari, said the farmers are getting better output of the crop as the weather condition was favourable and the government ensured adequate supply of improved quality Aman seeds, fertilizers, irrigational machineries and other agricultural equipment to the Aman growers through different state-run agencies including BADC and BCIC.

Apart from this, different commercial banks including Bangladesh Krishi Bank disbursed Aman crops loan among the farmers to assist them to run their T-Aman cultivation network properly without any financial problem, he said.