RANGPUR: Farmers are happy after getting high yield of zinc-enriched Bangabandhu dhan100 paddy in Rangpur region.
In the last two days, farmers were harvesting six varieties of rice including Bangabandhu dhan100 at different areas of the region.
In Kawnia upazila of Rangpur, Upazila Agriculture Officer of the DAE Agriculturist Shahnaj Parvin attended the crop harvesting functions on exhibition plots of farmers Abdul Mazid Sarker at village Balapara Hariswar, Morshia Begum of village Butchara and Nurun Nabi of village Char Shabdi as the chief guest.
Agriculture Extension Officer at Kawnia Upazila Agriculture Office Mohammad Rakib Alam attended the functions as special guest.
In Taraganj upazila of Rangpur, Sub-assistant Agriculture Officer Badsha Alamgir Bakshi attended the function on the exhibition plot of farmer Shahjahan Ali Shipul in village Alampur as the chief guest.
Besides, the crop harvesting functions on exhibition plots of farmers Abul Kalam Azad in village Khoddo Komarpur and Shorab Hossain in village Bhatgram of Sadullapur upazila in Gaibandha and Sushil Chandro in village Sarartari of Sadar upazila and Keramot Ali in village Purbo Bhelabari of Aditmari upazila in Lalmonirhat.
In all exhibition plots, farmers harvested six varieties of rice including BRRI dhan28, BRRI dhan74, BRRI dhan81, BRRI dhan84, BRRI dhan88 and Bangabandhu dhan100 rice.
Agriculturist Shahnaj Parvin stressed on expanding cultivation and consumption of zinc-enriched rice varieties like BRRI dhan74 to meet zinc deficiency of common people and enhance their disease resistant capacity.