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Bumper Aman yield, good price delight Sirajganj farmers

Bumper Aman yield, good price delight Sirajganj farmers

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SIRAJGANJ: Harvesting of Transplanted Aman (T-Aman) paddy is going on in the full swing in Sirajganj and farmers are happy seeing a bumper yield and good prices this season.

According to Agriculture Department this year’s T-Aman paddy production in nine upazilas of Sirajganj will exceed the target as the farmers have brought more land under cultivation exceeding the target of 74,670 hectares, reports UNB.

The highest amounts of Aman saplings were planted at Tarash, Ullapara, Shahjadpur, Rayganj, Kamakhand and Sirajganj sadar upazilas.

Hares Ali, a farmer from Tarash upazila said, they started planting seeds creating seedbeds immediately after flood water receded.

“After that in August we started planting the saplings in fields. Though the fertiliser and irrigation cost was high this year we are happy getting bumper production,” he said.

The purchase and sale of paddy has already started in various markets of the district.

“Currently, per mound of paddy is being sold at Tk 1300 to 1400 in the market which is comparatively higher than the previous year,” said Abdul Baten, a farmer from Ullapara upazila.

Already the hay traders have started visiting villages and the markets to buy straw and farmers are expecting a good price from it too.

Babul Kumar Sutradhar, deputy director of the district Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) said that the farmers were given timely advice to cultivate T-Aman in the current season.

“Due to the favorable weather condition, there has been a bumper yield. Almost half of the cultivated land in the district has already been harvested and the harvesting will be completed in the next 2-1 weeks,” he said.