NETRAKONA: The harvesting of Aman is going on in full swing in all the ten upazilas of the district, widely known as rice surplus area in the country.
Aman cultivators are now passing busy times with harvesting the paddy in a festive mood.
DAE office sources said a total of 1,33,070 hectors of land were brought under Aman cultivation in the district this year.
Of the total land, 8,690 hectors of land were brought under hybrid variety of the crop, 1,11,110 hectors under high yielding variety (HYV) and 13,260 hectors under local variety.
DAE Deputy Director Mohammad Nuruzzaman informed that bumper production of the Aman paddy is expected to be achieved by the farmers as they are getting better yield.
He said the farmers are getting hybrid variety of rice in an average 3.9 tonnes per hector, HYV variety 2.95 tonnes and local variety 1.8 tonnes per hector.
The Aman cultivators are getting better production rate as the weather condition remained favorable and the government ensured proper supply of improved quality seeds, fertilizers and other agricultural equipment at the door-steps of the farmers, he said.
Apart from this, the government took an agriculture incentive giving program in the district to assist the small and marginal farmers to run their Aman cultivation program properly without any problem.
Under the agriculture incentive giving program, the government distributed 44 metric tonnes of improved quality seeds, 88 metric tonnes of DAP and 88 metric tonnes of MOP as agriculture incentive among the 8,800 small and marginal farmers of the district.
The filed-level officials and crops specialists of the DAE extended their field-level service round-the-clock to let the farmers know about the modern methods of Aman cultivation through using latest technologies and reducing production costs, the deputy director added.