NARAIL: Farmers are now passing busy times with rowing Aush seedlings on their crop lands in three upazilas of the district.
Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) officials are rendering their field-level services on the lands following health guidelines amid the corona pandemic situation with a view to meet farmer’s food demands as well as to ensure food security of the country.
According to the DAE production target, 8,723 tonnes of Aush rice will be produced from 4,220 hectares of land in Sadar upazila, 3,742 tonnes from 1,810 hectares of land in Lohagara upazila and 6,553 tonnes from 3,170 hectares of land in Kalia upazila.
The government through the DAE and other agriculture-related organi-sations and institutions is extending necessary assistance and latest technologies to the farmers to make the Aush rice farming programme a success, the DAE sources said.
Deputy Director of the DAE, Narail Dipok Kumar Roy said at the directives of the government, different state-run agencies including Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC) and Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) have ensured proper supply of adequate quantity of improved quality Aush seeds, fertilisers and agricultural equipment among the Aush growers.
The state-run banks including Bangladesh Krishi Bank have also distributed crop loans to the farmers for helping them to run their Aush cultivation without financial problems, he said.